Kamala Harris has commented on President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for denying the presence of systemic racism in the US justice system. According to Harris who is the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Trump and Barr are spending time in a different reality.
Kamala Harris’s Comment on The Two Systems of Justice in the US
Harris commented that they have two systems of justice in America for Black and White Americans.
The comment from Harris who is the first Black and South Asian American woman on a major party presidential ticket comes less than two months before the November election in an exclusive interview with CNN on Sunday. Harris suggested that Trump was not a real leader in racial justice. He was also trying to pretend that he has been a leader on the coronavirus global pandemic.
She further added that she thinks the people who are paying attention to the facts would not dispute that there are racial disparities in terms of how the laws have been enforced. She said that it does them no good to deny it. Harris added that these topics might be difficult conversations for some, but they’re not difficult conversations for real leaders.
Reaction to the Comments from Kamala Harris
Attorney General William Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement official, dismissed the idea of “two justice systems”. He commented that they have to be a little careful about throwing the idea of racism around. He does not think it is as common as people suggest.
President Donald Trump was asked about the systemic racism during his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week. He refused to acknowledge it and said that people just keep getting back to the opposite subject. He added that they should talk about the kind of violence they have seen in Portland and Kenosha and other places.
There have been strong protests across the country against racial injustice, especially police violence against Black Americans. It includes George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Jacob Blake in Kenosha, and Daniel Prude in Rochester, who have dominated the headlines globally.
In a Washington Post poll in July, nine in ten Black Americans said they are not confident about police treatment. According to them, the police treat Black and White Americans equally. Whereas a majority of White Americans said that they are confident of equal treatment.
A survey from the Pew Research Center in 2019 found that Black Americans were about five times more likely than white Americans to say they have been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.