California Democrat Kamala Harris recently slammed the Department of Justice, as reported by The Hill.
Statements From Harris
“We have been reminded racism in this country is real. Sexism, anti-Semitism are real in this country. Homophobia and transphobia are real in this country. And we must speak that truth so we can deal with it. LGBT rights are under attack. Under attack by a Justice Department that now stands on the side of discrimination instead of equality.”
Thoughts from the American People
Many liberals have echoed the thoughts of Harris, citing racism and misogyny as problems in America. However, progressives are so far silent about the racism among themselves. For instance, a university professor came under fire after tweeting about her refusal to call upon white male students in class.
Conservatives have expressed stark disapproval of instances like the aforementioned. Furthermore, right leaning Americans have asserted the political left’s need to address racism among their own ranks.
Black conservatives and other right wing people of color are frequently labeled as “coons” and “sellouts” by liberals. This practice has been going on for quite some time. However, Democrats have never formally addressed it.
Republicans and other right leaning Americans have criticized Harris and other Democrats for what they view as selective outrage. Many conservatives have stated that in the case of addressing racism in America, progressives should look in the mirror.