Progressives cite racism, sexism in Harris exit: Women of color ‘get twice the scrutiny’
Kamala Harris dropping out of the race while only white candidates qualify for the next presidential debate shows that white privilege and white supremacy cut across party lines. It’s not just Trump. We have a racism problem in all of the United States of America, and it sucks.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris was the only black woman running – her presence on the debate stage led to frank conversations abt race at a nat’l level. With her out, so far no other candidates of color will be on the debate stage in Dec. in LA, a MAJORITY-MINORITY city.https://t.co/HOVFWjafyO
— Melissa Gomez (@MelissaGomez004) December 3, 2019
I feel for Kamala. Female in politics ain’t easy – double it if you’re a woman of color. White men rule and win.
— Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringE) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris didn’t even make it to Iowa, and frankly it’s an indictment of this country the candidates of color in a supposedly pluralistic Democratic Party can’t even gain front runner traction. I’m disgusted by this country’s willingness to hold on so tight to its demons.
— (@exavierpope) December 3, 2019
Kamala dropped out. She wasn’t my candidate, but having women run and especially a woman of color run, was and is important. I wish Biden and other white men would drop out instead. That is all.
— Pris Blossom (@PrisBlossom) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris’ withdrawal underlines—
Candidates of color, especially women, get twice the scrutiny, have to scramble for fundraising, & don’t have the networks of wealthy, white donors who launch & maintain a campaign https://t.co/dd5QruC2AR
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) December 3, 2019
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro blamed media coverage of the Harris campaign, alleging a “double standard.”
“The way the media has treated @KamalaHarris has been something else. The way they’ve held her to a different standard, a double standard has been grossly unfair and unfortunate,” Castro said Tuesday.
“The way the media has treated @KamalaHarris has been something else. The way they’ve held her to a different standard, a double standard has been grossly unfair and unfortunate.” #KHive pic.twitter.com/TIpowCAQLI
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) December 3, 2019
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