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Many Americans are ready for a black woman president. Just not Kamala Harris | Derecka Purnell

As a black woman, I did not see myself in Harris. Instead, I found myself in solidarity with the people who suffered under her watch

Senator Kamala Harris suspended her campaign on Tuesday, citing a lack of financial resources. “I’m not a billionaire,” she penned in a note to staffers. “I can’t fund my own campaign.” Harris has also recently attributed her lack of traction to her identity, explaining that many “aren’t ready” for her, given her race and gender.

She is right and wrong about both sentiments. While she is not a billionaire, neither are the leading Democratic candidates, none of whom are funding their own campaigns. She sits comfortably at a combined $6m net

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