Think Progress invokes ghosts of zillas past in this birther moment relived in the candidacy of one Kamala Harris.
Social media trolls try but fail to give Kamala Harris the Obama-birther treatment
1 July 2019 | 8:30 pm
Think Progress – A birther-style attack against Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination failed to take hold after legions of her online supporters — including most of her political opponents — rushed to denounce social media postings challenging her legitimacy to speak as a black American.
Harris spoke passionately about racial issues during last week’s Democratic debate, and since then a misguided series of social media posts began sprouting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter suggesting that her parentage — Harris’ mother was Tamil Indian and her father is Jamaican — disqualified her from the community of black people in the United States.