(Tea Party PAC) – Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential running mate Tuesday, which has fired up a public debate concerning her ethnicity.
Apparently, the Democratic National Committee has referred to her as “Black” and also “Asian-American.” But they’ve also referred to the senator as “African-American.”
However, there was one time, not long ago, when CNN host Don Lemon questioned whether or not Harris is African-American. Just imagine, if you will, what would happen to a person who was white and asked that question. Yikes. This would be totally devastating to that individual’s career.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
@KamalaHarris is the third woman in American history to hold the vice presidential nomination on a major party ticket. And she’s the first Black and Asian American woman to be nominated. It’s time to make even more history this November.
.@KamalaHarris is the third woman in American history to hold the vice presidential nomination on a major party ticket. And she’s the first Black and Asian American woman to be nominated. It’s time to make even more history this November.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 12, 2020
Harris was born in California to a Jamaican father and an Indian American mother. She was raised in Berkeley, California, and moved to Canada when she was twelve.
She has characterized herself as “from Oakland,” a city with a large African American population, since she was born in the Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. But she has also characterized herself as Asian American and South Asian American.
While many Democrats and Harris’s supporters lashed out at those questioning whether Harris was “African American,” CNN host Don Lemon posed the question himself last year.
In February 2019, Lemon was debating April Ryan, CNN political analyst and White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, on whether Harris was “African American.” Lemon said:
The people who are saying, ‘Is she Black enough?’ That’s bull, that’s B.S. But to want a distinction to say, ‘Is she African American? Or is she Black or is she — whatever. What’s — there is nothing wrong with that. There is a difference between African American and being Black.
Lemon went on: “Latino people are people of color, but they’re not Black. They’re Brown people. OK?”
Ryan protested: “She is a Black woman.”
Lemon responded, “I agree with that. But is she African-American?”
So there’s a problem with her being black but not African-American? Wait, is the left really becoming this tribal now? Really? This stuff is getting ridiculous. It seems the only thing liberals really care about are what kind of label to stick on someone. That label becomes your brand on the left, like the kind put on cattle. You aren’t allowed to stray from that brand either or else you are disowned.
He added, “There is a difference. There is nothing wrong with that. No one is trying to take anything away from her… All she had to do was say, I am Black but I’m not African American.”
Ryan then argued, “Many Africans landed in Jamaica and all these other places.”
Lemon responded, “Jamaica is not America. Jamaica did not come out of Jim Crow. I’m just saying.”
Video of CNN’s Don Lemon arguing that Kamala Harris is NOT an African American pic.twitter.com/665UPkOS90
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@Woj_Pawelczyk) June 30, 2019
The left are completely obsessed with race and tribalism. It’s this obsession, fueled by Marxism, that has caused so much division in our country. Everyone has to be lumped into some sort of group, focusing on what makes us different from each other instead of what connects us all together.