Sen. Kamala Harris responds to pointed question on race in America

Washington (CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that Americans have not had “honest discussions about race” and that “it is in our collective best interest” to have those conversations in response to a question about “racial divides” in the United States. She cited the recent passage of an anti-lynching bill in the Senate that she co-authored and a speech she gave about the legislation as an example of how she is contributing to the conversations about race that Oliver asked about. Harris went on to say that in order to move the “uncomfortable” conversation about race forward, “we have to speak truth to what happened.” “And we have to do it understanding — and to the point of the spirit of …