Why is Camel-a Harris addressing the Howard Basketball team in the locker room?

Vice President Kamala Harris is BOOED by the crowd at surprise March Madness appearance in Iowa and as she watches her alma mater Howard University fall to top-seeded Kansas

  • Harris graduated from Howard with a B.A. in political science & economics in ’86
  • Boos could be tied to Iowa & Kansas voting for Donald Trump in 2020 elections  


PUBLISHED: 18:34 EDT, 16 March 2023 | UPDATED: 20:08 EDT, 16 March 2023 – the Daily Mail

My cmnt: Here we have our first faux-black, female VP (her parents are Jamaican and Indian) addressing a HBCU Howard after their first NCAA appearance since 1992. Naturally as a stupid democrat she says the HBCU system needs more money to field better athletic teams. What they need are more of the top, democrat black athletes to go to these HBCU schools and so put their money where their mouths are. If they are truly united with BLM and “take-a-knee” causes then they should voluntarily go to Howard so that it can win fame and fortune. Instead they hypocritically go to mostly liberal, democrat-staffed, white-privileged colleges and universities where they are cheered on by mostly white students and supporters.

My cmnt: Camel-a slept her way to top of political heap – read here.

US Vice President Kamala Harris was booed on the third day of the NCAA’s March Madness tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, as she watched her alma mater, Howard University, fall to college basketball powerhouse Kansas.

Having graduated from the historically black college and university (HBCU) with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics in 1986, Harris showed up in a suite at the Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday to see her Bisons get blown out by the Jayhawks, 68-96, along with her husband and second gentleman, Doug Emhoff.

‘I mean, here we are in Des Moines. And they are a tough time, they work hard, they are so disciplined and it is a joy to watch them here in March Madness,’ Harris said of Howard’s men’s basketball team in the second half. ‘So many of us who are here, we love our school.’

‘And Howard University, I ran for my first office as freshman class representative and have always been part of the Howard community. And I’m sure that everyone who has a team understands what it means and the joy and the commitment that we have in the traditions and the loyalty to your team.’

When the Vice President was shown on the arena’s jumbotron, boos drowned out the round of applause given to her, according to The Associated Press. The crowd’s demographics may have played a factor in its reaction to seeing the former senator of California on the arena’s video board. 

More than half of Iowa’s inhabitants (53.1 percent) voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election, compared to 44.9 percent of votes for Joe Biden.

Fans hailing from Kansas, another Republican state, may have also been behind the chorus of boos. Although Trump won the state with 56.18 percent of votes in 2020, Biden’s 41.53 percent vote share represented the highest for a Democrat presidential nominee since 2008 – among Biden’s best statewide increases of the election.

On Thursday, Harris also emphasized on the importance of funding sports programs at HBCUs to shape up the lives of ‘our current future leaders’.

‘These sports programs need to be well resourced because when you look at the coaches like the coaches on the two teams that are here, they are investing in these students as a whole person, so yes it is about helping them be their best and most talented on the court. But, also off the court,’ Harris told TBS’ Allie LaForce. 

‘They’re investing in these kids, they’re investing in their education, they think about their life and all of the things that they bring to their time in school. And I admire these coaches for really investing in our current future leaders.’

The Vice President’s comments come a day after commissioners of four major HBCU conferences — the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) — agreed to work more closely together in partnering with professional sports leagues, including the NBA and NFL, to increase the value of HBCUs and send more athletes to the pros.

‘We are doing it in collaboration knowing that we have strength as a collective,’ SIAC Commissioner Anthony Holloman said. ‘We know when we play our conferences, compete, it’s a game, but on all other days we are rooting for each other.’ 

With less government funding and fewer resources than Power Five schools, historically Black schools have a harder time recruiting top athletes. Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) deals, with little uniformity in how it is enforced across states, schools and regions, has widened that gap.  

Second Wife, er, Husband sitting as far away from VP Harris as possible. He asked where Jill Biden was.

The Vice President then spoke with Howard players in their locker room following the loss against Kansas, providing them with an inspirational pep talk to acknowledge their efforts, talents and discipline. 

‘You put everything you had into the game, and you know that’s what it’s about, right,’ Harris said. ‘Until the last minute, you guys did that. You didn’t stop until the last second, you did not stop. And that is so inspiring.’

‘So you keep playing with chin up and shoulders back because you showed the world who Bison are. I mean, literally what you have done is in historic proportion. I was at Howard back in the day, where we just happy that there was a game, much less getting to this place.’

”And I see Bison literally all over the world, and we’ve been talking about you, this team. […] You make us so proud. So In know you may not be feeling great right now, but know who you are. You are excellence. You are hard work. You are powerful, and you are winners. So please know that.’

Harris topped off her speech by inviting the Bisons to tour the White House whenever they feel like playing ‘hooky’ from school. Players laughed at the Vice President’s joke soon afterwards.  

Readers’ comments:

Chipper, cape coral, United States, 51 minutes ago

Hyena found a way to Iowa, but can’t find her way to the southern border to do her job.

indianhb, desantis heaven, United States, 50 minutes ago

Howard U is a community college right?

Shopper100, Derby, United Kingdom, 46 minutes ago

Did she start cackling again when they booed her, that’s what she always seems to do?

Keepaneyeintheball, Kodak Town USA, United States, 36 minutes ago

Wonder how she got good grades at Howard U? Never mind we know….

She liked to study on her back….

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