Six Times Kamala Harris showed us she's not our sis!

Feminist icon or foe? We lay it down in this article about Kamala’s cunning act

"Kamala Harris" by Gage Skidmore licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Having a mixed Black-Indian woman born to immigrant parents as the first ever Black, Asian and female US Vice President seems like a win for Black women and women of colour everywhere, especially after a year where Black struggles have been hypervisible but disregarded, mocked and exploited. It can even seem refreshing.

She displays her pronouns in her social media bio, describes herself as an “auntie”, thanks food bank workers, calls for justice for Breonna Taylor and shares cornbread recipes on Twitter.

So what’s the problem?

Kamala positing herself as a relatable, radical ally whilst simultaneously advocating for policies that harm the very people she claims to help in order to win the votes of Black and Brown communities and further her political career is an age old trick of the bourgeoisie. The fictive kinship she has established with the Black and Brown community makes it seem as if she’s on our side.