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politics The Long Game

How the right treats Kamala Harris explains a lot about the right.

If you do everything right. Republicans will not hold you up as the embodiment of the American Dream, alive and well in the US. They will question why you should have a nice pan and mock your choice in headphones.

If your parents come here legally.

If you grow up here.

If you work hard and play by the rules.

If your hard work gets you into a top school.

If you integrate into your community, If you earn respect from that community. If you become a representative of that community. That community makes you its AG and then a Senator.

If you do everything right.

Republicans will not hold you up as the embodiment of the American Dream, alive and well in the US. They will question why you should have a nice pan and mock your choice in headphones.

Respectability politics is like treading water and waiting for conservatives to toss you a life jacket. They will never toss it. And when you give up and drown they’ll blame you for giving up. Clearly you didn’t want it enough.