VP Harris meets with black feminist activist who said ‘f*** the white women’ and accused Trump supporters ‘wearing a white sheet’: Discussed civil rights and voting issues
- Vice President Kamala Harris met with black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry and other members of the Black Women Leaders and Allies group on Monday
- Barry, 76, had previously said ‘F*** white women’ in a Zoom call in November 2020 while discussing the election
- The statement had come after the group discussed the fact that white women had predominantly voted for Republican candidates in the past two elections
- She had also slammed Trump supporters and emphasized the importance of having Biden in office as it would Harris the first black female vice president
Vice President Kamala Harris held a private meeting with black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry – who publicly said ‘f*** white women’ on a Zoom call before last year’s presidential election in which she accused Donald Trump supporters of ‘wearing a white sheet.’
Barry, 76, attended the meeting held by Harris on Monday along with other members of the Black Women Leaders and Allies, where they discussed topics such as civil rights and voting issues.
The wife of late DC mayor Marion Barry made the infamous derogatory comment last November during a public Zoom call about the 2020 election with Rolling Out CEO Munson Steed and fellow activist Melanie Campbell.
‘F*** white women,’ Barry said in the Zoom call. ‘Excuse me — forget the white women. They’re going to do what the white men tell them to do.’
‘They be smiling in their faces, they want to stay in charge. I don’t care nothing about them, we gotta do what we gotta do,’ she added.
Black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry, who attended a meeting with Kamala Harris on Monday, is seen during a panel discussion with women leaders in Washington in 2019
Vice President Kamala Harris is seen discussing ways of improving maternal health outcomes during the first ever White House Maternal Day of Action at the White House on December 7
Barry had previously said ‘F*** white women’ on a Zoom call in November 2020 while discussing the 2020 election with Rolling Out CEO Munson Steed and fellow activist Melanie Campbell
Barry uttered the profanities during a discussion about white women predominantly voting for Republican candidates in the last two elections.
Barry had been an advocate and donor for Joe Biden during the 2020 election and was an appointee of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
During the Zoom call, she discussed her views on Biden and his opponent, then-President Donald Trump, whose supporters she accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.
‘I’m not saying everyone who voted for Trump is wearing a white sheet, but they got one in their closet and it comes out when we start messing with the economic value or the balance of power.’
In terms of Biden, Barry had emphasized the importance of getting him into office as it would ensure Harris’s position as the first black vice president.
For the future, she said that her group has ‘got to start organizing to make sure that the next President of the United States is a Black woman.’
‘And that’s not going to happen if we don’t reach all of our Black people, because they’re the ones who are going to put her in there,’ she said. ‘Those White folks ain’t gonna put her in there.’
Campbell, who is also part of the group, is seen walking with Barry and other voting rights activists for the ‘Day of Action on Capitol Hill’ event
A year later, Barry has achieved her goal as she sat across from Harris in a meeting with her and the group.
The 20-person group also met with Harris in July to discuss similar issues on voting reform rights.
Campbell, who was also present for the meeting, reportedly discussed changes to voting rights reform and increasing engagement.
She had stirred controversy of her own after supporting former Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory, a supporter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
‘As I continue to grow and learn as both an activist and as a woman, I will continue to grapple with the complicated nature of working across ideological lines and the question of how to do so without causing harm to vulnerable people,’ she had said in response to the controversy.
Farrakhan, who has made anti-Semitic statements in the past, had also voiced support for Barry’s efforts to get people to vote at Aretha Franklin’s funeral in 2018.
Mallory is seen speaking out with hundreds of others at the #BelieveSurvivors Walkout in Washington DC in 2018