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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:22 AM

 

Kamala Harris' 2020 Rivals Unite to Defend Her Against 'Racist and Vile' Birther Conspiracy Theories

The conspiracies erupted on Twitter during night two of the Democratic debate on Thursday—just as Harris won praise for giving what many saw as the strongest debate performance.

Even Donald Trump Jr. was among those to amplify an attack on Harris first made by Ali Alexander, a MAGA-world figure, claiming that Harris should not be commenting on matters of race because she is not an “American black,” but “half Indian and half Jamaican.”

Trump Jr. later deleted his retweet circulating the claim, and his spokesman said he had retweeted it simply because he had not realized Harris was half-Indian.

Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, was born in Oakland, California, and was among the first wave of black students to benefit from federally mandated busing in Berkeley in the 1970s. Her standout moment on the debate stage came when she opened up about her own experience growing up black in America.

When she was accused of not really being black, it was her own Democratic opponents in the 2020 race that jumped to decry the attacks.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/kamala-harris-2020-rivals-unite-to-defend-her-against-racist-and-vile-birther-conspiracy-theories

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Reply Kamala Harris' 2020 Rivals Unite to Defend Her Against 'Racist and Vile' Birther Conspiracy Theories (Original post)
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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:36 AM

1. It's weird. As if bigotry for India or Jamaica

 

Isn’t the same bigotry. It’s not any less and just as virulent.
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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:59 AM

2. Yes, indeed. I think a lot of it is to sow dissension among

 

African-Americans, as well, those whose histories are far longer than many other here and we who are more recent immigrants or children of immigrants.

Yeah, they pick bigotry when they're running scared. GOP had no problems with Colin Powell whose parents were Jamaican origins of African and Scottish mix.

And funny, they're not pointing out Buttiege's dad is from Malta, between Europe and Africa that's reflected in the country's rich cultural heritage.



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