You Can’t Use the Term ‘Identity Politics,’ Says Kamala Harris


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told left-wing activists at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday that the phrase “identity politics” was “pejorative” and should be rejected.

Harris had just told the conference that black women were not being given their due by the Democratic Party. She said it was “an uncomfortable truth” was that “the folks who helped build the Democratic Party and have been the backbone of the Democratic Party have not always been given equal voice in the Democratic Party, and we need to deal with that.” She went on to point out that black women had been critical to the party, as in Doug Jones’s victory last year in the special election for Senate in Alabama.

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