When Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris was first picked by Joe Biden to be his running mate, for many it was quite exciting for so many reasons. There were those, however, who actually questioned her race, citizenship, and heritage. It was suggested that as a child of immigrants from Jamaica and India, she was somehow less American and less Black. Now some of the same people are mispronouncing her name as a variation on a similar theme. Kamala—something foreign, something different, not your story, not our story, they seem to be saying.
November 10, 2020