Thursday, October 6, 2022

Kamala Harris Goes At Joe Biden on Segregation, Busing During Democratic Debate – WATCH

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*It got real earlier tonight during the Democratic debates in Miami when Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had sharp words for former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on racial segregation during an extended argument at the Democratic primary debate on Thursday night.

Here’s more via HuffPost:

Harris broke into a conversation about race by pointing out she was the only black woman on stage. She recounted discrimination she experienced growing up, then turned to Biden, who earlier this month fondly recalled collaborating with segregationists during his long Senate career.

“I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground,” Harris said. “But it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”

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Harris brought up Biden’s opposition to busing programs to integrate schools and talked about her own experience attending public schools as a child.

“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.”

Get the rest of this report at HuffPost.

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