VP Kamala Harris says it's 'unfortunate' some 'deny fact' America has racist past

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Vice President Kamala Harris spoke extensively about racism and United States history this week during a television appearance.

Harris appeared on ABC's "The View," where she was asked to react to GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley's assertion that the U. S. has "never been a racist country."

"It’s unfortunate that there are some who would deny fact, or overlook it, when in fact, moving toward progress requires that we speak truth," the vice president told the panel of "The View."

Harris's comments are a response to comments made by Haley, former U. S. ambassador to the United Nations.

"We’re not a racist country, Brian. We’ve never been a racist country," Haley, who is of Indian descent, said in an interview with CNN's Brian Stelter. "Our goal is to make sure that today is better than yesterday. Are we perfect? No. But our goal is to always make sure we try and be more perfect every day that we can."... (Read more)