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As Democratic Party voters focus on race and gender issues, former Vice President Joe Biden’s history of racial gaffes and his new running mate Sen. Kamala Harris’ record managing a department rife with gender harassment could prove problematic with the Democratic base.
Biden has made many race-related gaffes over the years, most recently telling radio host Charlamagne the God, “You ain’t black” if you vote against him.
Biden also delivered a speech at former Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd’s funeral service, citing him as a “mentor.” Byrd was a member of the KKK before his election to the Senate.
Harris, the presumptive vice presidential nominee, led a Department of Justice in California that had to pay out more than $1 million in settlements related to gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and other issues on her watch.
These settlements will likely resurface during the course of the general election campaign given the influence of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements in the Democratic Party. keep reading