New “Birther” Smear: Attacks on Kamala Harris Are Just the Latest in Trump Family’s Racist Record



California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is riding a new wave of momentum following her debate performance last week when she challenged Joe Biden’s past history of working with segregationist lawmakers and his opposition to busing to integrate schools in the 1970s. While Harris has jumped in several opinion polls, there has also been a right-wing backlash online. On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a message from an “alt-right” personality that read, “Kamala Harris is not an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. … Harris’ family were actually slave owners.” Trump Jr. shared the tweet with his followers, writing, “Is this true? Wow.” He deleted the tweet later that night, but he has come under fire from several other 2020 presidential candidates for his comments. We speak with Shireen Mitchell, founder of the group Stop Online Violence Against Women.

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