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Opinion | You don't need to like Kamala Harris. But you should say her name properly.

Not making the effort to say someone’s name correctly is a sign of disrespect. When it’s done intentionally, it’s downright racist, observes Washington Post senior producer Kate Woodsome. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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    Maybe you'll learn how to pronounce her name when it starts with "president"!

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    Who cares how to say her name… she’s history in about five days

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    "DISRESPECT"???? …. THERE HASN'T BEEN A PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF NOT ONLY AMERICA BUT THE WHOLE WORLD THAT HAS BEEN SOOOOOOOOOOO DISRESPECTED LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE ABOUT THAT????🤔🤔🤔

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    Trump DELIBERATELY mis pronounces her name so as to rile her up the same way he childishly name calls his political opponents! He is TRULY A GRUB!!!!!! I wish that we didn't have to wait for the election to get rid of this ( AH ).He should have been dragged out of the Oval Office kicking and screaming by military personnel long ago !!!!! All I can say when he is finally gone is : GOOD RIDDANCE !!!!!

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    Wp you are the most bias news ever. You have nothing and you cry about a name.

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    So when you call Trump "Drumpf," that's racist?

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    💩 💩 💩 💩 💩

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    This is ludicrous im in my 70's now amd every since i can remember my name has been butchered NOT just mispronounced. At some point you simply GET OVER IT and move on.

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    Knight of Solomon

    nobody cares how to say her name

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    Make sure you know what her agenda is. Remember you are not voting for the person you are voting for the Party and what each platform stands for. Here is Kamala's agenda enclosed here for you. This is not all inclusive, but you will get the idea. She wants to make Marijuana legal in all 50 states, she supported this in 2015. She supports abortion up until the baby is born. She wants to get rid of gun rights "The Right To Bear Arms". Capital Punishment, no death penalty. Affirmative action: means that colleges and universities can make a decision on whether or not to accept someone solely based on race. She filed legal papers supporting race as an admission factor. She wants to expand early release of prisoners, especially drug offenders. She wants to treat truancy of school children as a crime committed by the parents. She wants the government to pay for tuition of colleges of families making less than 125,000 per year. (this will bankrupt America). She supports catch and release of illegal immigrants. She supports gay, lesbian and transgender groups. She wants to decriminalize sex workers, making it legal for Prostitutes to do their businesses. She is going to distribute any COVID related cures directly to the poor and racial communities first. She wants a Paycheck protection act that gives minority owned businesses special consideration but no other groups. She wants to get rid of fossil fuels. Right now the United States is a world leader, she wants to eliminate that. She is against NAFTA. NAFTA keeps jobs here in America. She wants a Medicare for all program with a single payer healthcare system. Individuals will not be able to choose their plan. She supports HUD housing. She wants to increase the taxes on corporations. This would lead to corporations moving away to other countries. She is against Trumps trade war in China. China is the biggest threat to Americas way of life. She has no foreign affairs experience.

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    Full disclosure: I’m Singaporean
    But I would think this is just as much an attack on Indian Americans as it is on Black Americans. Harris’s attackers are, after all, making fun of her exotic-sounding Indian name.

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    Kommunist Harris

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    GO DEMOCRATS TO
    VICTORY 2020

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    GO DEMOCRATS
    GET IT DONE BLUE BLUE
    2020

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    I can say her name however I want

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    Hey TRUMP
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
    2020

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    TRUMP IS THE TRAITOR LOCK HIM UP

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    "Kamala" means "horrible" in Finnish. Look it up

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    The Maverick Mind

    She is a devil woman.

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    💯🖕🏽you and your political correctness WaPo. This is America…and I’ll pronounce it as I please.

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    Alright Pecker Carlson.

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    Camel – Uh … duh . Horizontal Harris . Down Town Willie Browns Babe .

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    🤣🤣🤣🤮🤮🤮💀💀🤥🤥🤥

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    TomAto Tomahto..let’s call that crazy off!

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    MORE CRAP just like WAPO !
    lies , deceit & bullshit served steaming fresh HOURLY !

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    Kahmah. Lah. Lol.

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