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In case you missed it, Senator Tim Scott made a lot of noise last week when he commented on President Joe Biden “First speech to Congress”, he declared his belief that America was not inherently a racist nation. After Kamala Harris made comments consistent with Scott’s statement, comedian Amanda Seales recently shared her take on what the VP had to say.
In his post, Scott firmly said, “Listen to me clearly. America is not a racist country. It is backward to fight against discrimination with different types of discrimination and it is wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly close the debates of the present ”. If you remember, Harris later noted in agreement, “I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also need to tell the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today.”
In response to Harris, Seales shared a clip of herself in a recent Instagram post where she said, “Okay, so everyone on bulls – cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool. It was stupid and embarrassing and she embarrassed everyone who supported her.
In the caption of the post, she also added, “D * mn, Kamala. Paradoxical political pimping is tired and insulting to the constituency that supported you while affirming the doubts of those who did not. Please resolve this issue as soon as possible. “
In the comments, other well-known users also shared their thoughts on Harris’ position. Actress and producer Vanessa Williams – not to be confused with 1983 Miss America winner Vanessa Williams – said under the post: “It is not fair! We don’t have to ask ourselves if AMERICA is a racist country. It’s a… without a doubt. 🤦🏾♀️ wowza. Also, in an effort to be objective and fair, bestselling author Ty Alexander wrote, “We often forget that they are still politicians. There is a certain song and dance that she will always have to do to be even in that position. And since she’s a black woman, she must have sang and danced even louder than Barack.
In reality, one cannot fault Seales for being disappointed with what Harris said. As mentioned, the first female vice president is an inspiration to people around the world. In this particular country, many voted for her because they saw pieces of themselves in her and hoped she would be able to speak about America’s violently racist history and present – this which has had a negative effect on people like him and the country as a whole. .
This isn’t the first time Seales has shared his witty, sharp, candid thoughts in such an unfiltered way. In fact, she does it quite often – a sign of a good comedian who comments on the latest happenings in the world around them and sees where society leans on the topic.
Overall, what do you think – was Seales right that Harris’s comments were an embarrassing about-face, or do you think Harris was trying more to play the political game in the best possible way?