“But progressive people of color rejected the idea that Harris could secure their hearts and votes solely because she is a woman of color. Running for office while at the intersection of many identities is not salvific. The activist generation that “voted for President Obama twice and still got tear gassed” during protests for black freedom felt viscerally the failures of identity politics in the streets, courts, and classrooms.
No amount of “Black girl magic,” “Rooting for everybody black,” or “Trust Black women” hashtags could convince left leaning voters that Senator Harris could relate to the masses of women of color suffering in this country.”
Kamala Harris is not a victim. Butterscotch Hillary/Obama 2.0 was a horrible candidate who couldn’t escape her record. She did not have a platform and she was not an advocate for black people. We’re not gonna reward that… and if that means more years of Trump that will be because Dems learned nothing from 2016 and are still pushing intersectionality over policies.
Many Americans are ready for a black woman president. Just not Kamala Harris | Derecka Purnell
As a black woman, I did not see myself in Harris. Instead, I found myself in solidarity with the people who suffered under her watch