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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Ava DuVernay attends the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 07, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay recently had something to say regarding Kamala Harris being Joe Biden’s vice president running mate for the 2020 presidential election.“There is no debate anymore. There’s no room for it in my book. We either make this happen. Or literally, more of us perish. People are dying. Someone I love died. This virus is real. If it hasn’t visited your doorstep, it will. Oh but, Kamala did this or she didn’t do that. I hear you. I know. And I don’t care,” Duvernay said before alluding to things that President Donald Trump has done without directly naming him.

“Because what she DIDN’T DO is abandon citizens in a pandemic, rip babies from their mother’s arms at the border, send federal troops to terrorize protestors, manufacture new ways to suppress Black and Brown votes, actively disrespect indigenous people and Aland, traffic in white supremacist rhetoric in an effort to sir racist violence at every turn, attempt to dismantle most American democratic systems of checks and balance, degrade women all day every day, infect the Supreme Court with another misogynistic hack, demolish America’s standing on climate, actively cultivate and further white supremacist structures and systems across all aspects of American daily life.”

“I mean, that’s what she DIDN’T do. So I don’t wanna hear anything bad about her. It doesn’t matter to me. Vote them in and then let’s hold them accountable,” the filmmaker continued. “Anything other than that is insanity. It’s ego. It’s against our own interests. It’s selfish. It’s disrespectful to our elders. It’s nonsense. It’s talking to hear yourself talk. This is a matter of life or death. WE need all our energy focused. This is a right for more than can be expressed here. There is no debate anymore. Not for me anyway.” Duvernay also encouraged people to “vote blue” via a hashtag which concluded her message.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.