Listen: Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with Oakland rally
"A little bit later today. KCBS kief mid-county reports. One local political experts has Harris faces several major political challenges though in her battle for the democratic nomination university of San Francisco political science, professor James Taylor says support among African American voters for combo Harris shouldn't be taken for granted laris has to some testimonies blacks before she can get support. But he says there is a barrier for her and other African American leaders of her generation the disconnection these individuals have with the traditional black church and the traditional black civil rights movement. He says that Harris has more connections to elite institutions rather than the network of communal groups appealed to by historic civil rights leaders. Those ties are strong and relate back two or three or four generations of black politics, religion and culture, given that Oakland is the city that Harris was born and spent her formative years Taylor suggests that reaching back to her hometown roots could help her sends an important message to African American voters. This is our accomplishment. Pamela is about us about we as opposed to about her own candidacy, Keith men Coney KCBS anyone headed to downtown Oakland today. We'll be affected by the Harris"