Kamala Harris, like the rest of us, has a dad. Hers happens to be (ready for this?) an economics professor at Stanford. Economics professor. Stanford University. And he’s upset. No, not about her socialist-Democrat waterboarding of basic economics. He’s calling her out for her fraudulent stereotyping of Jamaicans.
Harris’ mixed-race heritage is Indian and Jamaican. That’s the sub-continent “Indian,” not the most recent occupiers of North America before the Europeans arrived.
Put in the parlance of the left, Presidential aspirant Kamal Harris committed a hate crime against Jamaicans.
“My dear departed grandmothers … 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 said in a statement to Jamaica Global Online published last Friday.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” her father said.
It Started With this Interview
The controversy started when Harris admitted to smoking marijuana and inhaling – a throwback to BJ Clinton (William Jefferson, that is – who did not inhale). She then joked about being half-Jamaican as if that explained it. Snowflakes were triggered.
She might as well have said I smoke da ganja and talks to jod, mon. Maybe next time she can squeeze a Rastafarian jibe in there too?
Long story short, the more sensitive members of the global Jamaican community are not impressed. One commenter remarked that she now expected to be singled out for a drug test at work.
Harris should come back with something like, hey, you’re just being paranoid.
And you thought she was all woke and sensitive. Committed to do no harm to the various communities and cultures of the world. I guess not.
As for Daddy Donald. Could you perhaps have a word or two with her about the whole socialist thing? The math doesn’t work. A Stanford Economics Professors would know that. Or are you in on that gag?