H. Samy Alim in New York Times Opinion: Of Course Kamala Harris Is Articulate

“Describing her this way sends a message that you think most Black people are not.”

By H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman
Dr. Alim and Dr. Smitherman are the authors of “Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S.”

The rise of Kamala Harris to VP of the Democratic Party ticket has once again focused our attention on the (not so) subtle racial politics of compliments that we addressed in #ArticulateWhileBlack about Barack Obama 8 years ago.

Read the piece at the NYT.