After stating on Friday evening that the Biden presidency was giving priority to relief efforts for minorities in the name of “equity,” Vice President Kamala Harris (D) received criticism online from people who disagreed with her statement.
These comments were made by Harris during a conversation she was holding with leftist Priyanka Chopra. This was at the Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the Democratic National Committee in Washington, District of Columbia.
It’s incredible to me that Kamala Harris went on national television and said federal aid will be given out racially when some Floridians of all backgrounds have just lost everything
It’s beyond adding insult to injury. She used her status & flexed her power to revictimize them.
— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) October 1, 2022
Harris stated the areas with the lowest incomes and minority communities are the ones hit the most by these harsh conditions and by problems not of their own design.
She said because of this, we need to find a solution that involves allocating resources on the basis of fairness, keeping in mind that although we demand equality, we also have to fight for fairness. We must keep in mind not everybody starts out in the same place.
She went on to say therefore if we want people to be in a place of equality, occasionally we have to keep in mind those differences and do the work that needs to be done.
Kamala Harris ripped for claiming government's Hurricane Ian relief will prioritize ‘communities of color’ https://t.co/p9J24vciB1
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 1, 2022
Highly Justified Backlash
Sadanand Dhume, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, answered by asking why they make everything there is about race and gender.
He continued by saying if a hurricane strikes a state, we should anticipate the government to assist all of the individuals who are impacted, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or gender.
In addition, there is no such concept as a “community of color.” This isn’t how real people communicate at all.
Ken Gardner, a political commentator, noted this action must be in violation of at least a dozen anti-discrimination statutes at the federal and state levels. That’s not even to mention the 14th Amendment.
The radio personality Jesse Kelly tweeted that, to reiterate, it’s not that the people in our society are stupid, foolish, or evil. Those can be found in any nation.
It’s that our most flawed citizens are now in positions of power throughout all of our organizations. He added that to say the truth, he has no idea how a country can make it through something like this.
In a tweet, Ned Ryun, CEO of American Majority, referred to it as “very much the meaning of racism.”
Ian Miles Cheong, a writer, penned on Twitter that if reporters were at all competent, they would be battering Kamala Harris on the statements she made.
They would be pressing the vice president about how white families impacted by Hurricane Ian won’t be receiving any federal financial resources because the funds will be rerouted to “communities of color” before all else.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.