It's not that Kamala Harris hadn't discussed her Black racial identity before. She is a proud Black woman. And like Tiger Woods, Meghan Markle, and, of course, Barack Obama, Harris has come to expect lines of inquiry that necessitate such acts of racial self-disclosure. But Harris's DNC remarks felt like a calculated corrective to a 2019 interview in which she claimed that Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Cardi B were her favorite artists. What was perhaps merely an ill-prepared response to a softball question became a cringe-worthy meme in which Harris's grasp of hip-hop came across as slippery and her authenticity was called into question. Harris's defenders complained that her "blackness" was being unfairly challenged and critiqued while snickering pundits accused Harris of lying and "playing up parts of her identity to impress Black voters." Before announcing her presidential run, Harris had spoken much more convincingly of her love for Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins, and Aretha Franklin. But … [Read more...] about Does Kamala Harris’s music matter?
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“It was the European virus that came to New York. They missed it. They missed it. The China virus went to Europe. It got on a plane. It went to Europe,” he continued. “They never even thought of the possibility. And then, 3 million Europeans got on the plane and came to New York. And they brought the virus”: … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris: Trump ‘Knowingly Betrayed the American People’ on the Coronavirus
Harris, in her brief turn on the national stage, has tended to break free of the traditional strictures on female candidates to dress like their male counterparts. She was at the center of a short-lived controversy when female reporters tweeted pictures and video of the then-presidential candidate trying on a rainbow-sequined jacket at a Black-owned business in South Carolina. Conservative outlets jumped on the reporters for pointing out the jacket, then on Harris for obliging their suggestions. Six months later, Harris sported a similar rainbow bedazzled jacket at the San Francisco Pride parade, and supportive pockets of the internet exploded in glee. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris goes viral – for her shoe choice
Harris had two campaign trips this week. On Monday she went to the swing state of Wisconsin, where she met with the family of Jacob Blake, whose shooting by police in Kenosha set off protests against police brutality and racism as well as counter-messaging from Republicans portraying Democratic cities as lawless. She also toured an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training facility, held a roundtable with Black business owners, and went viral for wearing her signature shoe choice — Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneakers. … [Read more...] about For Kamala Harris, pandemic campaign trail is Zoom stumping and elbow bumping
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign minimizes Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) public exposure due to Harris’s lack of charisma, alienation of moderate voters, and exposure of the former vice president’s weak mental and physical condition, said Peter Schweizer, author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, president of the Government accountability Institute, and senior contributor at Breitbart News. … [Read more...] about Peter Schweizer: The Biden Campaign Is Hiding Kamala Harris–Here’s Why