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CNN’s New Day ended its 8 am hour by attacking Vice President Kamala Harris for not going absolutely woke on the query of whether or not America is a racist nation. 

Co-host Brianna Keilar introduced on race-baiting hack editor for the the Washington Submit’s world opinions web page, Karen Attiah to complain how “disappointed” she was in Harris for “denying” our racist reality to appease white Democrats.

Keilar began off by enjoying a soundbite of Harris on ABC’s Good Morning America final week the place she tentatively agreed with Republican Senator Tim Scott that America was not a “racist nation,” however we nonetheless needed to “converse the reality” in regards to the racism and white supremacy that also exists right here at the moment. That wasn’t adequate for Keilar or Attiah. Keilar invited the Submit editor to reply: 

“That’s Vice President Kamala Harris agreeing with Republican Senator Tim Scott when he stated flat out final week that America isn’t a racist nation. My subsequent visitor has one thing to say about that,” she touted.

Attiah went right into a long-winded response saying how “disenchanted” she was in Harris for denying actuality:

So Kamala Harris, ever since she actually joined the presidential race, has clearly due to her — each due to her expertise and due to her id as a biracial, black-identifying lady, she’s, , turn into an emblem for a lot, together with for what many would assume is-is racial progress on this county. So she’s had and has to stroll this tight rope on race. you noticed what occurred with uh President Obama and infrequently the backlash that might come when he would converse very brazenly about his black id. Um, so I feel this time what was actually uh disappointing, I feel, to many individuals, to agree with Tim Scott and have a look at this nation and say it isn’t a racist nation although we have been residing, notably for the final yr, residing with the realities of systemic racism beamed into our uh televisions, into our social media with police brutality, with the rise of an Asian um American — assaults on Asian-Individuals. She might have actually simply stated, look, we’ve to cope with the historical past of racism and its current existence and that might have been completed, however the denialism is mainly attempting to say that, yeah, , this nation has all of the hallmarks of being a racist nation, it has all of the signs, it has all of the causes, it has all of the historical past, it is actually proper in our faces however it’s not that. 

Attiah added that this was extra about appeasing white voters who, think about that, take offense at being labeled as racist oppressors:

I feel it has extra to do with the truth that the phrase “Racist” in and of itself tends to engender lots of emotion, lots of defensiveness, notably in maybe white Individuals. We have seen all types of world salad being invented to keep away from the “R” phrase. Racially tinged, racially charged, racially spiced, no matter however finally on the finish of the day I feel that this was actually an try and attempt to not alienate uh white voters on this huge tent uh method that the Democrats are uh attempting to do. 

Keilar was equally flabbergasted at the concept that Scott and Harris might expertise situations of racism whereas not labeling the whole nation as racist:

“[Y]ou can hearken to Tim Scott discuss his experiences with racism. Clearly we have heard the Vice President discuss her experiences as nicely. How then — you mainly pause it. How then do you then argue that the nation isn’t racist?” she exclaimed, asking Attiah to elaborate on that time.

The Submit journalist whined she was “exhausted” by Harris excusing how she was sufferer of racism on the marketing campaign path, (or so said the media, advert nauseam):

[W]e noticed it on the marketing campaign path. We noticed the questions on her uh, nationality, whether or not or not she was eligible to run, these racist birtherist assaults. We noticed the deliberate mispronunciations um of her identify. We’ve watched her face the racism that America uh has lengthy been identified for. So uh I feel for many people it is simply — it is simply type of exhausting to have to look at her type of stroll either side on this. 

What’s actually “exhausting” is how the media relentlessly tries to divide the nation into racial oppressors and victims.

This dialogue got here after a number of segments trashing the GOP or Trump and flattering President Biden. CNN’s New Day was sponsored by Sandals Resorts and Expedia. Contact them on the Conservatives Struggle Again web page here.

Learn the transcript beneath:

CNN’s New Day

5/3/2021

BRIANNA KEILAR: That’s Vice President Kamala Harris agreeing with Republican Senator Tim Scott when he stated flat out final week that America isn’t a racist nation. My subsequent visitor has one thing to say about that. Becoming a member of me now’s Karen Attiah who’s world opinions editor of “The Washington Submit.” Karen, you wrote about this in an op-ed. What’s your response to the vice chairman’s feedback? 

KAREN ATTIAH: So Kamala Harris, ever since she actually joined the presidential race, has clearly due to her — each due to her expertise and due to her id as a biracial, black-identifying lady, she’s, , turn into an emblem for a lot, together with for what many would assume is-is racial progress on this county. So she’s had and has to stroll this tight rope on race. you noticed what occurred with uh President Obama and infrequently the backlash that might come when he would converse very brazenly about his black id. Um, so I feel this time what was actually uh disappointing, I feel, to many individuals, to agree with Tim Scott and have a look at this nation and say it isn’t a racist nation although we have been residing, notably for the final yr, residing with the realities of systemic racism beamed into our uh televisions, into our social media with police brutality, with the rise of an Asian um American — assaults on Asian-Individuals. She might have actually simply stated, look, we’ve to cope with the historical past of racism and its current existence and that might have been completed, however the denialism is mainly attempting to say that, yeah, , this nation has all of the hallmarks of being a racist nation, it has all of the signs, it has all of the causes, it has all of the historical past, it is actually proper in our faces however it’s not that. I feel it has extra to do with the truth that the phrase “Racist” in and of itself tends to engender lots of emotion, lots of defensiveness, notably in maybe white Individuals. We have seen all types of world salad being invented to keep away from the “R” phrase. Racially tinged, racially charged, racially spiced, no matter however finally on the finish of the day I feel that this was actually an try and attempt to not alienate uh white voters on this huge tent uh method that the Democrats are uh attempting to do. 

KEILAR: You make a degree about Tim Scott and primarily about Kamala Harris as nicely, which is you’ll be able to hearken to Tim Scott discuss his experiences with racism. Clearly we have heard the Vice President discuss her experiences as nicely. How then — you mainly pause it. How then do you then argue that the nation isn’t racist? You realize, what do you concentrate on that, their speaking about their experiences with racism however not saying the nation is racist? 

ATTIAH: As I form of alluded to in my piece, I feel so many uh black individuals and other people of coloration have needed to — or should undergo this day by day the place we each need to have the ability to discuss our lived experiences, need to have the ability to discuss what it is wish to be us on this nation the place we do face a distinct America than our white colleagues and pals, um and but on the similar time we’re very cautious to not, uh, once more, , incite form of emotions about this notably. So I feel that is one thing that not simply politicians actually, however day by day so many people should stroll, should stroll this tightrope in our day by day lives. Um, however the reality is, is talking in regards to the reality and talking about not solely with Kamala Harris, we noticed it on the marketing campaign path. We noticed the questions on her uh, nationality, whether or not or not she was eligible to run, these racist birtherist assaults. We noticed the deliberate mispronunciations um of her identify. We’ve watched her face the racism that America uh has lengthy been identified for. So uh I feel for many people it is simply — it is simply type of exhausting to have to look at her type of stroll either side on this. 

KEILAR: Yeah and also you discuss that exhaustion in your op-ed which I would definitely encourage individuals to take a look at. Karen Attiah, thanks as all the time for being with us.