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O n 21 January, California senator Kamala Harris officially announced her run for the presidency. Now with her bid to become president, she has been catapulted to the very fore of US politics.Ladies Seeking Casual Sex MI Jerome 49249
For me and many other black women, the presidential candidacy of a fellow black woman is Ladies seeking real sex Harris than exciting. At various points throughout her sseeking, Harris has supported policies that have contributed to a broken criminal justice system that harms people of color at disproportionate and alarming rates.
Policies like these disproportionately harm low-income families. The court fees, and possible loss of employment due to incarceration could prove dire for families already living below the poverty line.
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Equally important, there is no empirical evidence that incarcerating parents for truancy is an effective strategy for increasing school attendance. There is however, Ladies seeking real sex Harris that sedking truancy is an issue faced in many schools in America, families most affected by harsh enforcements are those with low incomes and families of color.
Furthermore, the abuse of power and other forms of prosecutorial misconduct is a glaring problem in the criminal justice system. These are not facts that can be ignored, despite the enthusiasm around Harris, and even an innate impulse I feel to protect Harrjs.
Black female candidates are poorly represented in our politics. I am worried about the inevitable sexist and racist attacks Harris will probably endure during this campaign.
Simply existing as a black woman ensures that Harris is constantly under siege. America is both painfully unforgiving of our mistakes and fully committed to profiting from our success. It is a challenging intersection to navigate, and even the slightest mistake can prove fatal.
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This may feel like unnecessary scrutiny of an already vulnerable candidate. Yet, supporting her without at least inquiring about her decisions as a prosecutor would be tantamount to pledging our allegiance to symbolism.
As Mature sex u2 Democratic candidates have proven to us in the past, when the price of our loyalty is that low, we get very little in return. And despite thinly veiled assumptions that black people are politically apathetic, our collective voting power is undeniable.
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This power is recognized by politicians, but recognition is no longer enough. Relying on our vote without earning it and developing a strong plan to address systemic inequality is no longer enough.
Black women and people of color cannot afford to equate seeking accountability and strong policies rwal disloyalty. In fact, loyalty to our community requires us to demand the most from candidates seeking the highest office in the country. It is our duty to help them reckon with the ways they may Ladies seeking real sex Harris harmed us in the past.
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And it is our responsibility to demand a clear plan on how they will fight for us in the future. We deserve nothing less. Despite obvious concerns, I remain hopeful about Harris. But sseking importantly, I am committed to helping ensure my community is no longer courted during election season and disregarded once the votes are cast.
And that means challenging candidates I might otherwise want to protect — including Kamala Harris. Shanita Hubbard is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania. Topics Kamala Harris Opinion. Reuse this content.
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