Ss. Kamala Harris explained on Monday why she married a white man while defending her black legacy during a radio interview.
"Look, I love my husband, and he was the one I married because I love him – and that was the moment, and that's been," Harris said to the "Breakfast Club" hosts he was asked criticism that she received on social media because she had married a white man. "And he loves me."
The hosts spoke a memo that was circulated after she announced that she had applied as president and questioned her status as a black American by referring to her immigrant parents born in India and Jamaica and their high schooling School years in Canada related.
"So I was born in Oakland and grew up in the United States, except for the years I was in high school in Montreal, Canada," Harris said. "And look, it's the same as Barack, it's not new to us, so I think we know what they're trying to do."
Shortly after the statement, conspiracy theorists circulated initial theories that Harris would have to prove she was born in the US if she wanted to apply for the president.
One host asked Harris what she would say to those who question the "legitimacy of their blackness".
"I do not think they understand who blacks are, I will not spend my time telling people who blacks are," Harris said. "I'm black and I'm proud to be black, I was born black, I'm going to die black, and I will not find any excuse for anyone because they do not understand it."