Following the gripping Democratic debates, sen. Kamala Harris sat down with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who posted a bizarre question to the presidential hopeful.
Harris went viral after she challenged former Vice President Joe Biden on his record when it comes to race. Biden recently praised two senators who are known racists and who collectively in the past, opposed a busing attempt to help desegregate the nation.
"I don't like the word race — ethnicities. How did you come out of that and not have hatred towards white people generally? You talked about being a kid and having other kids being kept off as friends because their parents looked at you as someone else," Matthews asked Harris.
"Most Americans do not conduct themselves that way and most parents don't conduct themselves that way, so there was no need to create a broad application because of that one experience, but we cannot deny that there are many children, black children in America, who have had that experience," Harris responded. "Children of color who have had that experience be they Latino, Asian, or black. That has happened, that happens in America."
Biden is currently the front-runner of all of the Democratic candidates, but his past appears to be murky when it comes to issues of race and social justice.
Harris also further explained by Biden's recent cosign of the senators was such a slap in the face to the Black community:
“Listen, if those men — those segregationists — had had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate and I certainly would not be a serious candidate for president of the United States,” she told Matthews. “And so the harm that they did and that they attempted to do because frankly, they built not only their careers but their reputation off of that, which is their quest to ensure the segregation of the races.”
“Had they their way, there’s so much that would not have Lester Holt would not have been asking questions on that stage. Barack Obama would not have been in the position to appoint Joe Biden vice president of the United States,” she continued. “So the consequences of their actions were very real and on the shoulders of history in our country of really a very bad, awful, dark, dangerous and lethal time.”