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Kamala Harris' support for reparations is ironic given her slave-owner heritage

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'Someone isn't racist because their ancestors were slave owners ... but that's the whole argument with reparations'

On Tuesday's show, Glenn Beck continued his "Socialist Spotlight" series by taking a closer look at 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif).

Glenn noted Harris' public support for government reparations for black Americans, which she confirmed during a CNN town hall Monday.

"We had centuries of slavery in this country. We had decades of Jim Crow. We had legalized discrimination and segregation. And then we had de facto discrimination and segregation," Harris said at the town hall. "And to believe or suggest that those years of … abuse and violence and crime did not have an impact is to overlook the facts of history."

"We should take a moment here to appreciate the irony that someone who has proudly advocated for reparations and called people racist, is a descendant of a slave owner," Glenn said.

He referred to an essay published on Jamaica Global Online, in which Harris' father, Donald Harris, revealed that his grandmother owned slaves on a Jamaican plantation.

"My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown's Town)," Donald Harris wrote.

"You as an individual are not responsible for your forebears," Glenn asserted. "You're not responsible for your father's sins, or your grandfather's, or your great-grandfather's sins. But that's not what [Harris] believes."

"Someone isn't racist just because their ancestors were slave owners ... but that's the whole argument with reparations," he added.

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