Sen. Kamala Harris Kamala Devi Harris After a violent democratic debate, Perez attempts to label Trump Castro a "coward" for raising questions about Harris's racist heritage. Why President Trump was the true winner of the Democrats debates MORE (D-Calif.) Said Sunday that the federal government has a key role and responsibility in ensuring equality in the US.
The Federal Government has historically and always had a role to play These are the principles on which we were founded, "said Harris, a Democratic president, to reporters in San Francisco.
" Where states do not fulfill their duty, Ensuring the equality of all people, and in particular, where states create or pass laws that create inequality, there is no question that the federal government has the role and responsibility to strengthen itself.
Harris added on Sunday that she supports bus driving as "a small piece" of federal and local efforts to increase the diversity of schools.
"Listen, the schools in America today are just as separate, if not more so than when I was in grade school," she said. "And we must make every effort, including buses, to prevent the separation of the schools."
The comments follow a fierce dispute between the California legislature and the former vice president. Joe Biden during this week's Democratic main debate. Harris accused Biden of refusing to send black students to whitewashed schools, noting that she personally benefited from such fines.
"There was a little girl in California who was part of second grade to integrate her public schools, and she was taken to school by bus every day," Harris told Biden. "This little girl was me."
Biden called Harris & # 39; criticism a "mischaracterization" of his views and said his problem was that the Ministry of Education was managing the bus policy.
The exchange ignited the debate on the role of the federal government's role in correcting institutional discrimination.