Senator Kamala Harris has taken yet another blow to her chances of winning the Democrat nod in 2020.
After she cited her Jamaican heritage for her choice to smoke pot during college, her father was horrified and called her out for perpetuating “fraudulent stereotypes.”
Father Knows Best
During a recent appearance discussing the legalization of marijuana, Harris was asked whether she had ever used it herself.
“Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?” Harris answered.
That was about all her father, who is Jamaican, needed to hear.
Donald Harris, a professor of economics at Stanford University, released a strongly worded statement via JamaicaGlobalOnline.com.
“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,” he wrote.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” the elder Harris added.
Playing It Up for the Cameras
Harris finds herself at odds with members of her family now.
She cites her Jamaican heritage when it comes to marijuana but all but ignores it when discussing the most important influences in her life.
She usually gives her mother and her Indian heritage all the credit.
It is almost as though she is embarrassed to be associated with her Jamaican heritage, that is until she can use it as a punchline!