Vice President Kamala Harris claimed on Friday that hurricane relief should prioritize low income communities and people of color. Gov. DeSantis’s rapid response director Christina Pushaw promptly claimed Harris’s statements were ‘false’ and causing ‘undue panic’ among Floridians
Speaking to actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday, Harris claimed that people of color and low-income communities are most affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian. Because of this, Harris described how federal relief should be given “based on equity.”
The Vice President declared, “It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making.”
The Vice President continued: “And so we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity, understanding not everyone starts out at the same place.”
She added, “And if we want people to be in an equal palace, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities and do that work.” The audience applauded Harris’ statements.
The world responded with messages like this.
Vice President Kamala Harris for a recent speech in which she described that federal Hurricane Ian relief would be based on “equity” and prioritize people in “communities of color.”— JediTemplar (@frank_petty) October 3, 2022
What a racist she is. https://t.co/y9ZkL49nJq
But overall she was defended by progressives who think racism is acceptable in certain circumstances.
Mayor Pete Defends Kamala Harris Hurricane Ian Equity Relief – Blames Modern Politics https://t.co/WJKFHnboFr— David Wedding (@hdwrench51) October 5, 2022