Kamala Harris Is a Diversity Hire

Kamala Harris Is a Diversity Hire. By Democrat Adam Coleman.

Vice President Kamala Harris has come in for some bad press of late. Stories of discontent, political failure, and a mass staff exodus have accompanied the first Black woman vice president, who privately told allies that “the news coverage of her would be different if she were any of her 48 predecessors, whom she has described as all white and male,” The New York Times reported.

But the truth is, if Harris were white and male, she wouldn’t be vice president. Because Harris is our first diversity hire V.P.

The left’s great non-white hope is a dud.

This was never a secret, or even an issue. Then-candidate Joe Biden was very explicit about his plans to pick a woman of color to share the ticket. …

I am old enough to remember when Democrats were outraged when Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he had “binders full of women” to pick from to work in his administration. They were rightfully insulted that Romney used women as another box to check to satisfy a diversity requirement, instead of choosing the most qualified to shine through regardless of sex. Eight years after that incident, the Democrats have taken this exact mentality and injected it with steroids. …

The days of being proud that people from diverse backgrounds chose to be Democrats because of their overall good policies are no more. The Democrats are now the party of ideologically tailored policies based on identity, as if we no longer share common interests.

The Democrats’ obsession with having the first of a demographic category in a position of power has led them to discard any semblance of meritocracy or consideration for popularity or effectiveness.

The Democrats wanted to achieve historical greatness by forcing diversity, but the only achievement Harris has to her name is having amassed the lowest approval rating of any modern vice president.

People who do not earn their way into a position of prominence know it. And that’s what’s happening here: Harris knows how she got her position. …

The Left’s obsession with identity has resulted in promoting an undeserving political figure and disenfranchising moderate Democrats who refuse to let identity decide someone’s qualifications or importance. Yet despite its obvious cost, the Democrats’ addiction to identity politics shows no signs of abating.

It gave me no pleasure to realize that the party I believed in doesn’t actually believe minorities can compete — because if they did, they wouldn’t have undeservedly anointed Harris into such a position of prominence, seemingly based purely on immutable characteristics.

The author is ripe for a new party. After all, why should he vote for a party that discriminates against him on the basis of his sex and his race?