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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:19 PM

Fact check: Kamala Harris is a natural-born U.S. citizen and eligible to serve as president

The claim: If former Vice President Joe Biden is elected but unable to serve as president, Sen. Kamala Harris will be ineligible to succeed him because of her parents' citizenship

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Harris is a citizen of the United States and has been since birth.

She was born in Oakland, California, on Oct. 20, 1964, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Her parents were both immigrants her father from Jamaica and her mother from India.

By virtue of her birth in California, Harris is a natural-born U.S. citizen.

The Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment provides that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:21 PM

1. Do we have to continually have this conversation or can we leave it to media to call it because

it is like obviously bs. It is like a conversation about whether Trump will be forced out of the WH.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:36 PM

2. Oh, lord, I just heard a worse one-- From TWO nice elderly lady friends-

"Harris is not African American. Her family owned African slaves. Her mother is Indian (Tamil) and her father British Jamaican. She isn't African American."

They said this (not African American) about Obama too.

The "her family owned slaves" apparently has to do with the fact her father's ancestors were brought to Jamaica as slaves by a plantation owner who probably raped the women and might have impregnated some. This is a terrible crime that was inflicted on many women, and to have that used against Sen. Harris-

I generally try to be nice to these two ladies, because they're not very bright (they apparently think "British Jamaican" is an ethnicity, rather than Jamaica was a colony of Britain and Africans were brought there and forced to work on plantations), alas, and don't think things through. But I sure threw it back at them, and asked specifically, "What is your point? That she's not really black? That she's not really American? That black people aren't descended from Africans? That black people were really the perpetrators of slavery, not the victims? What is your point? That being of mixed race means you're NEITHER? That other people get to define who you are, and you don't?"

I'm going to wait a bit till my BP settles down and try to gently say that they need to think about why some rightwinger would want them to pass on that sort of 'meme', and what it means, and how we white people really have to be wary of being used to stoke racial conflict rather than resolve it.

But I better go have a glass of wine before I type that out.





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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:40 PM

3. Were these by chance White women telling us KH is not Black?

That 1 drop rule really is pretty inconvenient now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:42 PM

4. Is anyone of circumstance or substance questioning Harris' eligibility?

Or just trolls on Facebook?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:47 PM

5. Trump just recalled his crack team of investigators from Hawaii and dispatched them to Oakland.

We'll know the truth soon enough.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:47 PM

6. Jeezus, not the "birther" shit again.

Boy, they haven't been able to come up with anything original this time around. Just the same, old, tired lies, smears and conspiracies they heaped on Obama and Hillary. Pretty fucking pathetic.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:50 PM

7. Magats are so desperate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:51 PM

8. Anyone bringing this up is a racist piece if shit and need to be called for what they are

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