Donald Haris seeks to protect his Jamaican identity from a "fraudulent stereotype."
Kamala Harris recalled her weed-smoking days during an interview on The Breakfast Club. Her comments earned a lot of criticism considering her career as a prosecutor. The radio hosts clarified the controversial conversation in order to diffuse the criticism. The politician might have found temporary relief after the crew's appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber," but her family is still upset.
During the on-air chop up, Kamala Harris revealed that she would never attempt to halt the legalization of marijuana. She called upon her ancestry as proof of her progressive view “Half my family’s from Jamaica,” said Kamala. “Are you kidding me?”
Her father, Donald Harris, wants to separate himself from the claims he views are dishonorable. He condemned her remark in Jamaica Global.
“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.”