A Few Liberal Activists Challenged Kamala Harris' Black Authenticity

“A lot of people are sort of jumping out and saying this is xenophobic or nativist, but I don’t see this at all as a claim that is hostile to other communities,” Darity said. “There are people who perceived it as hostile because it breaks with the notion that there is complete homogeneity among the black community.”

He stressed that people not descended from slaves, like Harris or former president Barack Obama, are just as fit to be political leaders for the black community.

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