If you're someone who's devoted your life to providing medical care to others, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) thinks you're a racist who disrespects women.
Yesterday the 2020 Democrat primary candidate hopped on Twitter and said:
"When Black women walk into a clinic or doctor’s office or a hospital, they are not taken as seriously as other women simply because they are Black. This due to racial bias and my Maternal CARE Act will address this problem."
Attention nurses, doctors & healthcare professionals of America - Kamala just accused you all of being racist misogynists. Remember this moment when you vote.
Kamala's statement is pretty clear - she's literally suggesting that doctors and nurses don't take black women with medical needs seriously because of their gender and skin color.
The Maternal CARE ACT isn't a new idea. It's a bill she already proposed that failed to gain any traction back in 2018. She knows it won't pass, but she's going to reintroduce it in an effort to give her presidential candidacy a boost.
The bill is aimed at tackling so-called racial disparities in maternal health care. It will do this by investing $150 million in programs that identify high-risk pregnancies.
So what does that have to do with racist doctors and nurses?
Nothing, technically, but watch Kamala do some mental gymnastics to convince you that spending $150 million on healthcare will somehow stop racism.
Kamala said in a statement, "Black mothers across the country are facing a health crisis that is driven in part by implicit bias in our health care system. We must take action to address this issue, and we must do it with the sense of urgency it deserves."
Has advocacy for government spending ever stopped racism? Ever? In the history of anything?
No, but it sounds good and Kamala is running for POTUS!
It's true that black women, statistically speaking, have worse pregnancy outcomes than Asian, White, Hispanic or Native American women. There is a higher percentage of still births, etc. However, claiming these outcomes are based on racism and sexism is monumentally and galactically stupid. There's no evidence to support that theory, just vague accusations. There are a whole lot of other factors involved here, and I doubt very seriously that a black OB GYN would dismiss her black patient's concerns.
Isn't Kamala's father a physician? Maybe this is just daddy issues.
In the meantime it's tough news for nurses and doctors who devoted their life to helping others because Kamala is going to keep calling you racists and sexists, even if you happen to be a black woman.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 4: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks to protestors rallying against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh's confirmation process was halted for less than a week so that FBI investigators could look into allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)