June 30, 2019
Apparently, the statement that Kamala Harris isn’t a black American because she’s a Jamaican Indian is a “far-right conspiracy theory” now.
Look at the language they use all the way through this article. And note that this is not an op-ed – this is the same narrative the entire media is running with.
A spokeswoman for Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign denounced a far-right conspiracy theory about the California Democrat’s race after it was boosted by bots and right-wing personalities this week.
Trump-world personality Ali Alexander tweeted during Thursday night’s Democratic debate, “Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. Now using it for debate time at #DemDebate2? These are my people not her people. Freaking disgusting.”
Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican.
I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It's disgusting. Now using it for debate time at #DemDebate2?
These are my people not her people.
— Ali Alexander (@ali) June 28, 2019
The online attack was retweeted by Donald Trump Jr., although he later removed it.
Harris’s campaign communications director Lily Adams told CNN that people including President Trump similarly questioned former President Barack Obama’s place of birth. He was born in Hawaii.
“This is the same type of racist attack his father used to attack Barack Obama,” she said. “It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.”
According to multiple news outlet, the president’s son shared the tweet with the remark “Is this true? Wow.”
Alexander’s tweet was also copied verbatim by a network of bots that had previously been identified by researcher Josh Russell.
A number of Harris’s fellow 2020 candidates condemned the conspiracy.
Obama had faced similar conspiracy theories, which were widely seen as racist, while serving as president.
This is fake news getting its own memes mixed up. It isn’t a conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is half-Jamaican and half-Indian. That is in her Wikipedia. And whether or not this makes her “African American” is a matter of opinion.
No part of this is theoretical, and no part of it is a conspiracy.
Throwing Russian bots in there just shows the media is throwing caution to the wind and simply launching a machine gun attack of buzzwords.
The reason they’re doing this is that Kamala has tested very poorly with black people, and yet she is the choice of Jews.
All of the other candidates are coming out with this same buzzword hoax.
These troll-fueled racist attacks on Senator @KamalaHarris are unacceptable. We are better than this (Russia is not) and stand united against this type of vile behavior.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 29, 2019
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 29, 2019
I don’t think she has anything to prove. It’s just a matter of how people choose to perceive her.
With the way she rambles on about slavery and Jim Crow and the history of America – something that is not her history – I am able to understand why people view it as disingenuous.
Is Kamala Harris an African American?
As I say, this question is a matter of opinion, but it is an interesting question.
Generally, the term “African American” refers to the descendants of slaves. Further, it denotes an entire culture in America that no other African group shares. Their racial identity is also specific, given that they are about 15% white on average. However, generally, the Africans who move to this country end up being absorbed by African American culture, and by the second generation, become indistinguishable.
This case is a little bit different for a number of reasons. Firstly, Kamala Harris’ family was wealthy, and so she didn’t live around black people. She also was entirely raised by her mother, with much of her youth spent in Canada.
Her husband is Jewish and she has no children.
She has no connection to the black American community at all, other than the fact that she had an affair with Willie Brown, who is a streets nigga.
If we do an analogy, if there was a woman who was half-Russian and half-Armenian, who had spent her entire life on coastal cities, was mostly raised in Canada, had no children and was married to a Jew and supported only Jewish agendas, and was running as a Republican talking about the history of whites, I think most white racial activists would point out the fact that she was “not a white American.” I know that I would definitely point that out.
So I do certainly see where these blacks are coming from.
On the other side of the argument, they accepted Obama, whose father was Kenyan. So maybe they just don’t like Kamala because she’s a high yellow female and don’t consider her black because she doesn’t act black.
The bottom line is that this only comes down to an opinion – there is no conspiracy, there is no theory, there is nothing to blame on Russian bots or racism.