The perspective and subsequent outcry comes after the California lawmaker suspended her campaign on Tuesday.
Once considered a top contender for the Democratic bid, Harris had dropped to 3.4 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of polls after holding a second place spot in July with 16.2 percent after the first Democratic debate.
Ive taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesnt have the financial resources we need to continue, Harris wrote to her 3.3 million followers on Twitter. Im not a billionaire. I cant fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, its become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.
Some reaction on the news of Harris dropping out has largely centered on race and gender.
Kamala Harris dropping out of the race while only white candidates qualify for the next presidential debate shows that white privilege and white supremacy cut across party lines. Its not just Trump. We have a racism problem in all of the United States of America, and it sucks.
Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris was the only black woman running – her presence on the debate stage led to frank conversations abt race at a nat’l level. With her out, so far no other candidates of color will be on the debate stage in Dec. in LA, a MAJORITY-MINORITY city.https://t.co/HOVFWjafyO
Melissa Gomez (@MelissaGomez004) December 3, 2019
I feel for Kamala. Female in politics aint easy – double it if youre a woman of color. White men rule and win.
Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringE) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris didnt even make it to Iowa, and frankly its an indictment of this country the candidates of color in a supposedly pluralistic Democratic Party cant even gain front runner traction. Im disgusted by this countrys willingness to hold on so tight to its demons.
(@exavierpope) December 3, 2019
Kamala dropped out. She wasn’t my candidate, but having women run and especially a woman of color run, was and is important. I wish Biden and other white men would drop out instead. That is all.
Pris Blossom (@PrisBlossom) December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris’ withdrawal underlines— Candidates of color, especially women, get twice the scrutiny, have to scramble for fundraising, & don’t have the networks of wealthy, white donors who launch & maintain a campaign https://t.co/dd5QruC2AR
Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) December 3, 2019
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managersBooker: ‘If you want me in this race, then I need help’Democrats take in lobbying industry cash despite pledgesMORE blamed media coverage of the Harris campaign in alleging a double standard.
The way the media has treated @KamalaHarris has been something else. The way theyve held her to a different standard, a double standard has been grossly unfair and unfortunate,” Castro said Tuesday.
Sec. @JulianCastro responds to @KamalaHarriss treatment by media:
The way the media has treated @KamalaHarris has been something else. The way theyve held her to a different standard, a double standard has been grossly unfair and unfortunate. #KHivepic.twitter.com/TIpowCAQLI
Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) December 3, 2019