Kamala Harris’ Jamaican Stanford professor father slams her for using ‘fraudulent stereotype’

“Her grandparents ‘must be turning in their grave’: Kamala Harris’ Jamaican Stanford professor father slams her for using ‘fraudulent stereotype’ of reefer-loving islanders to justify pot-smoking

  • Kamala Harris launched her presidential campaign last month; she favors marijuana legalization and acknowledges smoking the drug in the past
  • ‘I joke about it – half joke – but half my family’s from Jamaica! Are you kidding me?’ Harris said in a radio interview this month
  • Her father condemned the remark, telling a Jamaican website that she shouldn’t have used a ‘fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker’
  • ‘Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,’ Donald Harris said
  • The California Democratic senator says black men are incarcerated more often than others for weed-related crimes, and ‘not all drugs are the same’
  • Bill Clinton famously said in 1992 that he ‘didn’t inhale’ pot in his youth; Barack Obama said a quarter-century later that inhaling the smoke ‘was the point’

By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COMPUBLISHED: 11:18 EDT, 20 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:58 EDT, 20 February 2019

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