Unpacking What It Means To Call Kamala Harris A 'Jezebel'

Feb 23, 2021

Two Texas pastors who referred Vice President Kamala Harris as a “Jezebel” are facing backlash for comparing Harris to a Biblical queen whose name has become shorthand for a woman who is manipulative, seductive and wicked.

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson talks with Tamura Lomax, associate professor at Michigan State and author of the book “Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture,” about the dangers of the term.

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