Way back on January 27, 2019, I wrote in India Abroad, "As Indian Americans, we have a natural affinity for anyone that resonates with us." Indeed, that is the case with most humans. For instance, when you are out in Moscow or Maldives and run into an American, you are likely to have a conversation with him/her/they than anyone else.
One such conversation continues in Indian American homes about Kamala-Ji. I am taking the liberty to call her by her first name as a fellow Indian American. The Ji part is an Indian way of addressing a fellow Indian with respect.
And finally, Kamala-Ji spoke of human rights such as her advocation of lifting the restrictions clamped on the people of majority-Muslim Kashmir . . . The Executive Director of the Hindu American Foundation expressed that they should consider supporting the Republicans.
Before the elections, a survey taken by Hopkins School of Advanced International studies indicated a shift of 22% of Indian Americans voting for Trump. However, the majority of Indians align with the Democratic party. That shift came from the right-leaning Indian Americans for three reasons and the reasons involve Kamala-Ji not being their favorite.
First, it was racism. The Washington Post produced a fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries, and unfortunately, India was on top of the list. The denials came; however, Indian society is deeply entrenched in casteism; another form of racism. They consider Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) to be born inferior and must be kept in the lower rung of the society at any cost. When they see the Black Americans, they see them as Dalits.
Someday, I plan to ask Kamala-Ji a question that has never been asked before: If she was ever ignored or excluded and kept at bay by fellow Indian Americans when she was growing up because her father was of African descent? I believe, her mother had rightly chosen to identify and raise her in the Black community.
The second part of the equation was her competition with Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the first Hindu member of Congress, who aligns with India's fascist regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also a Hindu. Modi is the Milosevic (former president of Yugoslavia and Serbia) of religious racism. His party wants to boot 330 million Christians and Muslims out of India or live as second-class citizens, which also appeals to the 22% segment which supports Gabbard over Kamala-Ji.