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Harris takes on questions about her “blackness”

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Hammster, Feb 12, 2019.

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  1. GlabrousDory4

    GlabrousDory4 Well-Known Member

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    Here's an idea. I've never seen you write more than 2 sentences, maybe 3 on any post in American Politics. I think it would be fantastic if once you'd tell us what you actually think about a topic, as opposed to just asking "questions".

    There's a value to sparking a conversation but when one does so it is not appropriate to then decree that when other people actually put thought into a response to simply denigrate their posts.

    Try engaging in conversation for a change!

    Tell me what you REALLY THINK is going on with Kamala Harris in this present case. Just lay it out for us.

    Maybe then we can have a DISCUSSION.
     
  2. Hammster

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    For the record, I don’t think this was coordinated by the Harris campaign, though I have no proof. So who does that leave?
     
  3. super animator

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    How about you respect his wishes?
     
  4. Hammster

    Hammster Private Status. Do Not Read. Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    The thread isn’t about me.
     
  5. Hammster

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    Most of the reports I read were presented as if this were a known issue, and she was questioned about it. But none of the articles I read (which were three, all basically quoting the same interview) cited any of these criticisms directly.
     
  6. GlabrousDory4

    GlabrousDory4 Well-Known Member

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    Nor did I ask you to make it about you. I simply want to know what your opinion is on this. YOU raised the OP. I tried repeatedly to have a conversation. I addressed the OP (I even answered the question of the OP) and all you have done is critique my posts without providing any real discussion of the OP yourself!

    I told you exactly what I think (because I am honestly interested in the topic). I have seen you do nothing but divert this thread by constantly attacking my posting style because you disagree.

    Please stop that. Try, TRY, to carry on a conversation. That is what a DISCUSSION is.
     
  7. Hammster

    Hammster Private Status. Do Not Read. Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    I post what I think is important.

    Now, back to the thread.
     
  8. THE W

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    the criticisms of her "blackness" have nothing to with DNA or lineage. the issue isn't even really about whether or not she's "black enough".

    the black community's issue with her is that she is attempting to insult the intelligence of the community by seeking their support not by citing the tangible benefits that she will bring to the black community, but by claiming her own blackness by doing silly things such as tweeting videos of her dancing to cardi B(who BTW doesn't claim to be black herself), posing in front of posters of black panther saying "Wakanda forever" with a black woman's natural hairstyle, and telling us about how she listened to "salt and pepper" and liked a tribe called quest back in the day while giving a shout to a member of that group(phife) who has been dead for 2 years.

    because of these things, she believes black people should vote for her. nothing about what she's actually gonna do for the community but "hey, I do black people stuff, vote for me".


    BTW...Russian bots?....really???
     
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  9. cow451

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    Sounds like Birth Certificate-Type stuff. She’ll win or lose based on her own merits.
     
  10. durangodawood

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    Moscow suburb.
     
  11. Handmaid for Jesus

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    Yes she will win or lose on her own merits but she can stop the inauthentic behavior.
     
  12. GlabrousDory4

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    Kamala Harris herself brought up Birtherism in the interviews discussed in the OP.

    Am I allowed to discuss the OP with regards to what she discussed in the interviews?

    Birtherism was systematically leveraged by the GOP nominee for the President in 2016 as a means of delegitimizing him.

    Past is prologue*

    (*that means that what happened in the PAST can help us understand what is going to happen in the future.)
     
  13. GlabrousDory4

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    I didn't think we were allowed to discuss ANYTHING except the 15 words used in the OP.
     
  14. cow451

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    Behavior is part of one’s merits
     
  15. cow451

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    I have an exception card.:ebil:
     
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  16. GlabrousDory4

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    Harris takes her wondering criticisms coming about questions where from "blackness". I'm on the are.
     
  17. GlabrousDory4

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    I'm wondering where the criticisms? Are questions?
     
  18. cow451

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    Google translation from what language?
     
  19. GlabrousDory4

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    (Just sticking with the original 15 words of the OP. I tried discussing the topic with something like subtlety and nuance and even a smattering of insight, and I even addressed the OP directly, but I was accused repeatedly of going off topic so I figured the only choice I had was the original 15 words of the OP. Ooops! Now look at what you've made me! OH no!)
     
  20. LaBèlla

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    It happens and the issue is often related to assimilation and an absence of behaviors/interests/markers that are considered "black." If he was reared in an environment and exposed to activities and perspectives outside of that consensus there's the suggestion that he isn't "one of them." When I was younger it was labeled "acting white" or "speaking white" or another remark which articulates difference from the norm. I was never shunned but I didn't try to fit in either. I look for common denominators in my friendships. Color is immaterial.
     
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