Vice President Kamala Harris spent Thursday afternoon lecturing college students about how the government must ensure “equal outcomes.”
“If we want equal outcomes, we need to take into account not everybody starts out on the same base, and we have to make adjustments,” Harris told a crowd at Hampton University in Virginia on her month-long college tour called “Fight for Our Freedoms.”
She told students that “if we want fair outcomes, we must understand what are disparities, and then accommodate and adjust for those disparities if we want equal outcomes.”
Harris is touring colleges across the United States in a likely bid to improve her rock-bottom approval ratings and assuage Democrats’ worries that she’s a drag on President Joe Biden’s reelection ticket.
Both Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.) refused this week to answer whether Harris is the best veep candidate for Biden.
Politico reported this year that Democratic officials won’t criticize Harris out of fear of being called racist or sexist.