In case you’re unaware, presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is receiving flak for not being black enough. As CNN notes, Harris was a guest Monday on The Breakfast Club, hosted by DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. “[T]he show’s hosts asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes that have circulated on social media. One of the hosts cited a meme that said Harris is ‘not African-American’ because her parents were immigrants born in India and Jamaica and she spent her high school years in Canada.”
Other complaints is that she is married to (perish the thought!) a white man.
Harris responded with a laugh. “And look, this is the same thing they did to Barack. This is not new to us and so I think that we know what they are trying to do.”
Maybe Harris has a better memory than I do, but I can’t recall these black racists doing the same thing to “Barack,” whose mother was Caucasian. In any case, the whole business is fairly nauseating, and those giving her grief don’t frankly deserve the time of day.
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But while we’re focusing on time, Fox News observes that in another part of the interview Harris did attempt to establish her black bona fides by suggesting “she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur when she smoked pot in college.”
But there’s a problem with that claim, as the article notes:
Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986 and was finished with law school by 1989. …
Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” was released in 1993. Snoop made music prior to his first album, appearing on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album “The Chronic” and the soundtrack of the 1992 film “Deep Cover,” but they were both released years after Harris finished school.
As for Tupac, his first album “2Pacalypse Now” was released in 1991. The rap legend also recorded music as part of the group Digital Underground, but it was also released in the early 1990s after Harris finished school.
Harris, in short, has now shown herself not only to be a panderer but a liar. After her early flub on “Medicare for All” — stating on Day 1 of her campaign that she favors putting the insurance industry out of business then reversing herself on Day 2 — she’s off to a swell start.