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.
“I’m black, and I’m proud of being black,” she said at a later point in the interview. “I was born black. I will die black, and I’m not going to make excuses for anybody because they don’t understand.”
As I look at the Democrats running for President, I’m interested in how they respond to the rank stupidity and focus on sideshow questions that characterizes the day-to-day interaction with the press. I’d rate this Harris response as pretty good: she pushes back hard and without any hedging on the stupidity and focuses on real issues. We win on the issues – we just need to get around all the bullshit that Trump and his (willing or just lazy) media enablers will throw into the discussion.