Kamala Harris blasted by her own dad for pushing negative stereotypes about Jamaicans

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    Her father exploded.



    Donald Harris, 81, professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University, divorced from Shyamala Gopalan since 1972, offered this comment to the website Jamaica Global Online, whose editor, Ian Randle, shared it exclusively with Maclean’s:



    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. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.


    For someone running for the president of the U.S. on a politically correct identity politics ticket, it sure doesn't look good when you gratuitously throw out a negative stereotype of anyone. If you're shameless enough, not a problem. But when your own dad calls you out, yes, there is a problem.



    The blowback is here for Kamala Harris, who in a bid to pander to the pot vote, promoted the scuzzy stereotype of Jamaica as the pothead nation.



    Much of the attention from her disastrous interview with 'Charlemagne tha God' on a Bay Area radio station rightly went to her strange timeline of pot smoking, answering the question of who she listened to when she got high, from Charlamagne tha God and his sidekick, DJEnvy, after she confirmed she smoked pot in college.



    Her giggling Cheech-and-Chong-like response was this:



    HARRIS: And look, I joke about it — half-joking — half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?



    Half joking?



    That didn't go down well with Harris's father, Stanford University Professor Emeritus Donald Harris, 81, a Jamaican-American who, unlike her, has actually accomplished something.



    I knew this was going to happen. In a devastating article published in MacLean's, the leading Canadian news magazine, the retired professor of economics told a Jamaican news wire that Harris's stereotyping of Jamaicans as potheads - and pursuit of identity politics - was as distasteful as hell.

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    Desperation strikes deep.
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    Starts when you're always afraid
    Uppity women scare the pants off the Rumpbot brigade

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    Say, what ever happened to that knuckledragger strategy that all women on the other team were "ugly"? Now suddenly they're all "sexpots" or some shit. Guess I slept through some magnetic shift of the Misogyny poles.

    Thanks for self-idenifying, Flintstone.
     
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    This is going to beat Trump?

    That's what some people actually believe.
     
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    She is half white' is she not, Neanderthal?
     
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    my three kids will not qualify for free education because 1. I have a job 2. I am an American citizen 3. I refuse to accept ever voting for Kamala for president... not even hell will ever freeze over.
     
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    Who cares?

    What does that have to do with her in any shape or form? What does that even have to do with the comment in question? It was a stab at a popular trope. Did we all understand what she was getting at? Yes we did. Attempt at communication successful.
     
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    It smacks of desperation that, instead of addressing the point of the op, ie the pushing of a racist stereotype by Harris,


    that you pretend that any attack on her is fear of "uppity women".



    Every serious candidate for the Presidency is going to be attacked by their partisan enemies.


    For you to smear those who do that as "Sexist" is ironically, actually sexist, because you are denying them the respect of being treated as equals, able to fight it out, like any other candidate.
     
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    "Jamaican" is a RACE now?

    Do they have what we call "schools" where you grew up?

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