- Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking about supporting marijuana legislation on a radio show “Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”
- The 2020 presidential hopeful with a Jamaican heritage said she not only smoked but added: “I inhale.”
- Harris inferred that her Jamaican father’s side of the family would be disappointed in her if she did not support the legalization of marijuana.
Maybe Sen. Kamala Harris thought she was in the moment, speaking about supporting marijuana and including her family, but her father didn’t like the conversation or being inserted without his permission.
Professor Donald Harris, Kamala’s father, is not happy about his daughter’s statements made during her interview on the Breakfast Club radio show last week, specifically associating her support for smoking marijuana to her Jamaican family.
Professor Donald Harris Kamala Harris’ Jamaican father, has vigorously dissociated himself from statements made on the New York Breakfast Club radio show earlier this week attributing her support for smoking marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. Professor Harris has issued a statement to jamaicaglobalonline.com in which he declares:
“My dear departed grandmothers(whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents , must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”
Excerpt via Jamaica Global
Harris had previously penned a heart-warming article account of how he raised his two daughters in an op-ed titled: “Reflections of a Jamaican Father.”
“As a child growing up in Jamaica, I often heard it said by my parents and family friends ‘member whe you come fram’ (remember from where you came). To this day I continue to retain the deep social awareness and strong sense of identity which that grassroots Jamaican philosophy fed in me. As a father, I naturally sought to develop the same sensibility in my two daughters.” Continuing Harris says:
“My message to them was that the sky is the limit on what one can achieve with effort and determination and that in the process, it is important not to lose sight of those who get left behind by social neglect or abuse and lack of access to resources or ‘privilege’.
Read the full article by Donald Harris here.
Kamala Harris' father issues a scathing statement decrying 'travesty' of daughter's marijuana comments https://t.co/weelKsvGkK
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