More than a laugh: Kamala Harris’ is a sound check for a divided country - News Summed Up

More than a laugh: Kamala Harris’ is a sound check for a divided country


“You’re writing a story in the Los Angeles Times about the vice president’s laugh? I think that’s laughable.” — Bakari Sellers, Democratic lawyer and CNN commentatorSeriously, to weigh how the first woman and first woman of color to become vice president is perceived, Kamala Harris’ laugh may provide the ultimate gauge. “It’s time!”AdvertisementBut the laugh that’s proved the most polarizing is one that some observers argue is not a laugh at all. As state attorney general, for example, she drew media attention for a deflective chuckle in 2014 when she dodged a question about whether she favored pot legalization. But, she added, “For Harris, it’s like ‘We don’t like the sound of her laugh.


Source: Los Angeles Times July 21, 2021 19:07 UTC



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