The most important thing for voters to know when considering Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris isn’t her extreme, pro-abortion positions. Nor is it her record of anti-Catholic bigotry, manifested in her attacks on the Knights of Columbus club and harassment of public, Catholic organizations. Nor is it that her voting record is one of the most liberal of any current U.S. senator. Rather, if prominent media and pundits are to be believed, it’s that she’s a black woman.
Following Harris’s Oct. 7 debate with Vice President Mike Pence, the Washington Post published two separate articles, both by black female writers, focusing on the fact that Harris is a black woman. Michele Norris argued that Harris’s “smirk” is “black women’s superpower.” Karen Attiah claimed, “America hates to let Black women speak.”
Attiah added: “For Black women, this was, in prime time, like watching Whiteness and the patriarchy at work. … I yearn for an America where non-White women don’t have