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Comedian Amanda Seales wasn’t playing any games with Vice President Kamala Harris after she publicly stated that America is not a racist country.
“Okay so everybody on some bullsh*t, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool. That was dumb and embarrassingly and she embarrassed everyone who supported her,” Seales said in a video shared to Instagram.
In the caption to the post, she added, “Damn, Kamala. The paradoxical political pandering is TIRED and insulting to the constituency that supported you along with affirming the doubts of those that didn’t. Please fix this ASAPtuously.”
Harris echoed sentiments expressed by Republican Senator Tim Scott (now affectionately referred to as Uncle Tim) after he made the following remarks.
“Hear me clearly. America is not a racist country. It’s backward to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination and it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present,” Scott said.
“A hundred years ago, kids in classrooms were taught the color of their skin was their most important characteristic. And if they looked a certain way, they were inferior. Today, kids again are being taught that the color of their skin defines them, and if they look a certain way, they’re an oppressor,” Scott continued in his speech.
“It’s backward to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination,” the senator boldly declared.
Harris, the country’s first Black and first Asian American vice president, disagreed appeared to back up Scott’s remarks.
“Well, first of all, no, I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also do have to speak the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today,” Harris said.
Her response sparked debate online. After the summer of 2020, we figured it was universally accepted that most people, especially former senator Harris, would know better.