Although Sen. Kamala Harris was the clear winner at the Democratic debate, she is struggling with Black voters, which is a key voting block to win the Democratic primaries. However, she now has the endorsement of a major civil rights attorney.
He continued, “Senator Kamala Harris has demonstrated an unbridled commitment to a fair and just criminal justice system from her very first days as district attorney. Our work on the outside championing reform relies on people on the inside who will make decisions informed by their cultural experiences and a willingness to listen.”
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He also said his endorsement wasn’t an easy decision but was impressed by her performance at the debate. He added, “I thought she was clearly the best debater on the stage. That played a lot into my psyche and of all the top-tier candidates, her platform with her background spoke loudest to me.”
In case you missed it, Harris had a breakthrough moment on the debate stage whens she said to Biden, “I do not believe you are a racist. But she said his words were “hurtful,” especially his praise of working with the late Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland, a Democrat who made no secret that he was in favor of segregation, and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, and how he opposed bussing students.
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She then said when she was a little girl she was bussed to school — and took it a step further by posting a photo of herself as a child on Twitter with the caption, “There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me.
Biden has since apologized for praising segregationists.
But back in 1975, Biden did say about integration, “We’ve lost our bearings since the 1954 Brown vs. School Board desegregation case. To ‘desegregate’ is different than to ‘integrate.’”
He continued, “I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the Black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’”
It’s going to be a long election season.
Where All The Presidential Candidates Stand On Reparations, In Their Own Words
1. Joe BidenSource:Getty 1 of 24
2. Cory Booker
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Cory Booker: “Can I tell you why I’m frustrated and disappointed by this reparations conversation? It’s because it's being reduced to just a box to check on a presidential list when this is so much more of a serious conversation." #BookerTownHall https://t.co/8If7Lkd89C pic.twitter.com/AgozRMHaQk— CNN (@CNN) March 28, 2019
3. Pete Buttigieg3 of 24
4. Julián Castro4 of 24
5. John DelaneySource:Getty 5 of 24
6. Tulsi GabbardSource:Getty 6 of 24
7. Kirsten GillibrandSource:Getty 7 of 24
8. Mike GravelSource:Getty 8 of 24
9. Kamala Harris
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I had just a few seconds left before my interview with Sen. Kamala Harris was about to wrap, so I asked about reparations for Black Americans (the context of the interview was her proposed policy agenda for Black America).— Natasha S. Alford (@NatashaSAlford) February 24, 2019
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10. John Hickenlooper10 of 24
11. Jay Inslee
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On the issue of reparations to descendants of slaves: "We have a history in this country that we need to remedy," and we should look at things "that have the broadest applications to do that," says @JayInslee. What we should do "should focus on ending inter-generational poverty." pic.twitter.com/c8inmxiQSs— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) March 20, 2019
12. Amy Klobuchar12 of 24
13. Wayne MessamSource:Getty 13 of 24
14. Seth MoultonSource:Getty 14 of 24
15. Beto O'Rourke15 of 24
16. Tim RyanSource:Getty 16 of 24
17. Bernie Sanders
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Bernie is not saying he *supports* #hr40 reparations commission, he's saying IF the House and Senate passed it, he would sign it, i.e. he would not veto it. Then there's a BUT. #NANConv2019 pic.twitter.com/RamLIe5VPD— Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) April 5, 2019
18. Howard SchultzSource:Getty 18 of 24
19. Eric SwalwellSource:Getty 19 of 24
20. Donald TrumpSource:Getty 20 of 24
21. Elizabeth Warren21 of 24
22. Bill WeldSource:Getty 22 of 24
23. Marianne Williamson23 of 24
24. Andrew Yang24 of 24
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