Every so often, you will see a similarity in a story that two people are telling. Most of the time, it’s a thematic similarity, where the two people are telling tales on the same subject.
Then you get someone that straight up lifted a story from someone and has made it into their own. There have been a good number of authors that have done this, where they flat ass stole a story to say that it actually happened to them.
Now, this is barely acceptable from someone at your local bar saying that they were the one that caught that giant fish on the wall. When it is from someone that is doing everything they can to undermine the country that we live in, it’s damn near criminal.
Senator Kamala Harris seems to have taken a page from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s playbook, as evidence has emerged on Twitter that a story she told to Elle magazine was plagiarized.
“Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young. She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller (few safety regulations existed for children’s equipment back then), and the adults, caught up in the rapture of protest, just kept on marching. By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset. ‘My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing’ Harris says, ‘and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom,‘” Elle’s glowing profile stated.
When the interview began circulating on Twitter again on January 4, Maclean’s contributing editor Andray Domise noticed the similarities between Harris’ story and King’s story.
In an interview with Alex Haley, King described his suffering for the cause and the burdens of being a Civil Rights Leader, referencing the inspiration he received from a little girl:
“I never will forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl, seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother. ‘What do you want?’ the policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered, ‘Fee-dom.’ She couldn’t even pronounce it, but she knew. It was beautiful! Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come into my mind, and has buoyed me,” King said.
Harris’ running mate, Joe Biden, has been caught plagiarizing on multiple occasions, but this may be the first time she has been caught in the act.