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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:12 AM

A serious question about Kamala Harris, but alas, in a minefield... [View all]

I have noticed over the years that people one would think would get along often don't. Ireland is an obvious example, but I've been in meetings where it came out that Mexicans despised Spain, Brazilians had no use for Portugal (or Mexico) and on and on...

Now we have a candidate with Jamaican and Indian backgrounds. There may be a question about why she identifies as Black rather than Indian. But that's a different minefield.

The minefield I'm stepping into is if "African American" includes descendants of French and Spanish slaves brought into the Caribbean. I haven't seen many interactions between West Indians and US AAs, but those I have seen have not been friendly. Not at all.

I am asking if skin color is less important than culture and ancestry when looking at Kamala and the black vote. Are Blacks in the US less inclined to accept her as Black? Will taht have an effect on her support?

FWIW, it gets crazy when dealing with Hispanics. According to the US Census, they are considered white, but ask them and they are all puzzled by the question. No matter what color they are, they all say just that they are Hispanic.





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