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What is the measure of blackness in a presidential candidate?

What is the measure of blackness in a presidential candidate?

The ruckus over whether presidential contender Kamala Harris is black enough has grown to ridiculous proportions, for all the wrong reasons.

Critics question her bi-racial background — her mother is Indian and father Jamaican — and her decision to marry a white man, despite attending historically black Howard University. Political analyst and economist Boyce Watkins sparked a flurry of Twitter activity after he posted this question: “If #KamalaHarris went to an #HBCU, what do you think led her to marry a white man?” Nearly 13,000 people responded, and perhaps the best clapback came from political analyst Zerlina Maxwell who tweeted back, “men like you.”

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