Kamala, like Obama before her, is not an African American. She came from a privileged background, raised by two wealthy parents, one of whom is "Jamaican." (an ethnicity, not a race; her "Jamaican" father is not entirely black, either). Likening the accusations of appropriation made by ADOS to the "birtherism" smears against Obama is a disingenuous framing of a legitimate concern we - ADOS - have with her. Birtherism was rooted in a racist appeal to white America, painting Obama as an intruder whose Presidency was illegitimate because he was not "American" (read: white). ADOS' criticism of Kamala includes a scrutiny of her record as a DA, focusing on her unmistakable indifference to a number of inequities that predominantly poor black people suffered from in their interactions with the California justice system. She launched her campaign at Howard (an HBCU) and goes on The Breakfast Club to tout her bonafides as an "African American," but her actions throughout her career do not reflect a woman who has any kinship with black ADOS.