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    Kamala Harris She Is Proud For Her 'Blackness'

    Democratic presidential candidate Mrs.Kamala Harris (D-CA) (R) poses for a selfie with Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood Robinson during a Thurgood Marshall College Fund event at the JW Marriott 07 February 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo credited: Chip Somodevilla
    Kamala Harris directly confronted critics Monday who have questioned her black heritage validity, and mass incarcerating of Afro-Americans and other races as a prosecutor and her decision to marry a white man. In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosted by DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, the talks were aired on Monday. During the show, the hosts asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes that have circulated on social media. whose her father Donald Harris a Jamaican of African descendant. She is being white-washed by the media and even implicated as anti-black when thousands of Afro-Americans taken into mass incarceration by the flawed and racial system. 

    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. "So I was born in Oakland, and raised in the United States except for the years that I was in high school in Montreal, Canada," Harris responded with a laugh. "And look, this is the same thing they did to Barack (Obama). 

    This is not new to us and so I think that we know what they are trying to do. "They are trying to do what has been happening over the last two years, which is powerful voices trying to sow hate and division, and so we need to recognize when we're being played," Harris said. One of the hosts followed up by asking Harris how she responds to people who question "the legitimacy of your blackness." "I think they don't understand who black people are," Harris replied. "I'm not going to spend my time trying to educate people about who black people are. Because right now, frankly, I'm focused on, for example, an initiative that I have that is called the 'LIFT Act' that is about lifting folks out of poverty," she said, detailing her plan for a $6,000 tax credit for middle-class Americans.

    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris participates in an interview and question-and-answer session with leaders from historically black colleges and universities during a Thurgood Marshall College Fund event at the JW Marriott on 07 February 2019 in Washington. And her candidacy for President was announced on 21 January. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
    "I'm black, and I'm proud of being black'', "I was born black and I will die black'', and I'm not going to make excuses for anybody because they don't understand," she said in the interview. Kamala Harris, a former California state attorney general, she was asked what she had done as a prosecutor "to hurt black people" and whether there were decisions that she regretted. Kamala said she did nothing wrong, but what she did was to fight for legalization of marijuana throughout her term, and she can't make apologies for pursuing violent criminals to keep communities safe but added that she wished she could have done more to affect change from the inside the system.

    "I regret not having done enough," said Harris, who was elected district attorney of San Francisco before becoming California's attorney general. "If I had been there longer, if I had had more in terms of bandwidth, I would have done more around creating initiatives, for example, in the juvenile justice system. That was something that was always on my agenda to focus on, and I didn't get around to that." But she noted her work on recidivism and re-entry initiatives as a prosecutor, as well as her work with Senate colleagues to reform the nation's bail system. 

    She acknowledged that some voters will reject her candidacy simply because she was a prosecutor. "There are some people who are just going to say, 'we don't want prosecutors.' And I don't know that I'm going to be able to convince them," she said. Harris said the criminal justice system is deeply flawed but makes no apologies for pursuing violent criminals. "Let's not buy into the myth that black folks don't want law enforcement. We do," Harris said. "We don't want excessive force. We don't want racial profiling -- but certainly, if somebody robs, burglarizes my house, I'm going to call the police." The California senator added that she believed some of the glaring problems within the system could be tackled from within. "There is no question that this system is deeply flawed, that there is systemic racism in the system.

     Mrs.Kamala Harris talks with young people after a question-and-answer session with leaders from Thurgood Marshall College during the event at JW Marriott 07 February 2019 in Washington, DC.
    We have a problem with mass incarceration, in particular of black and brown men," she said. "No mother or father in America should have to sit down when their son turns 12 and start having the talk with that child about how he may be stopped, arrested or killed, because of the color of his skin, there is no question." She also highlighted her support for legalizing marijuana. 

    She said she has smoked -- a joint, to be specific, adding with a laugh, "I did inhale." "I think it gives a lot of people joy," she said, "And we need more joy." The junior senator from California was also asked about the criticism she has faced on social media for marrying a white man. "Look, I love my husband, and he happened to be the one that I chose to marry, because I love him—and that was that moment in time, and that's it," Harris said. "And he loves me," she added laughing.

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