In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, which aired on Monday, the show's moderators asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes spread on social media. One of the hosts cited a memo claiming that Harris was "not African-American" because her parents were immigrants born in India and Jamaica and she spent the high school years in Canada.
in the United States, except in the years I was in high school in Montreal, Canada, Harris replied with a laugh. "And you see, that's the same as Barack (Obama), this is not new to us, and I think we know what they're trying to do."
"They are trying to do what has been This is happening in the last two years, these are strong voices trying to sow hatred and division, and therefore we need to recognize when we are being played," Harris said.
One of the hosts asked Harris how she would react to people questioning "the legitimacy of her blackness".
"I think they do not understand who blacks are," Harris replied. "I'm not going to spend my time educating people about black people, because right now, I'm honestly focused on an initiative that I have and is called the Lift Act, about raising people out of poverty." she said, describing her $ 6,000 tax credit plan for Americans.
"I'm black and I'm proud to be black," she later said. "I am born black, I will die black, and I will not apologize for anybody because they do not understand him."
Harris, a former state attorney general of the State of California, said she does not apologize for being violent criminals in order to keep the communities safe, but added she wished she could have done more to change " from the inside ". She also stressed her support for the legalization of marijuana. She said she had smoked ̵
"I think it gives joy to many people," she said. "And we need more joy."
The latest Senator from California was also asked about the criticism he faced in social media for marrying a white man.
"Look, I love my husband, and he was the one I married because I love him – and that was the moment, and that's been," said Harris. "And he loves me," she added with a laugh.