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So I watched Vice President* Harris’s little scripted moment intended to
make her look like a human celebrate World Space Week. I didn’t find her performance as cringe-inducing as a lot of people, but that may be simply because my expectations are so low: she’s as charming as Hillary and as phony as a trillion-dollar bill, after all. It was about what I’d expect.
What I found odd about the whole thing, what seemed left out, had to do with the demographics of her little handpicked group of child actors and actresses. Something isn’t quite right.
Consider: her five guests included a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl.
Okay, I watch the commercials during football games. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out. Everyone who matters is represented (even if it’s a little heavy on Asians, but, hey, we’re talking about a science-y kind of thing, after all).
But here’s the thing. I have no idea, because Kamala didn’t tell us, which of these children are in same-sex relationships. I know from the television ads that about one in three Americans are gay, so I figure two of these kids experience strong same-sex attraction. It just seems a little disrespectful to the alphabet people (as that comedian calls them) that it wasn’t spelled out for us.Published in