Kamala Harris’s Father Decries “Fraudulent Stereotype” in Daughter’s Interview

“IN PURSUIT OF IDENTITY POLITICS”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 18, 2019) — In a statement published in Jamaica Global Online on Friday, Stanford University Professor Emeritus Donald Harris denounced comments made by his elder daughter, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris, in an interview on Thursday on “The Breakfast Club.”  [Editor’s Note:  “The Breakfast Club” uses vulgarities which may be offensive to readers.]

Thursday’s broadcast was Kamala Harris’s second appearance on the show last week, a reported effort to clarify her remarks made Monday about the music she allegedly listened to as she smoked marijuana in college. To some, Harris had said she was listening to “Snoop” (Snoop Dogg) and “Tupac” (Shakur) while “high” on marijuana in college, with which Fox News took issue given that Snoop Dogg’s and Tupac’s first albums were both released years after Harris completed her undergraduate degree.

More recently, Snoop Dogg has been criticized for violent imagery and words in his videos.

Harris was simultaneously asked two questions, one from DJ Envy and the other from Charlamagne (6:00 in the video).  While DJ Envy asked, “What does Kamala Harris listen to?” Charlamagne quickly interjected with, “What were you listening to when you was high?”  As she responded, she looked at DJ Envy.  “You know who I really love is Cardi B,” Harris finished her thought, referring to the relatively new female rapper.

Charlamagne, DJ and fellow co-host Angela Yee, who was not present during the Harris interview, disputed Fox’s interpretation of Harris’s answer to the questions.  “The two hosts said it was clear that Harris was answering the question about what music she listens to, not what music she was listening to when she was high,” The Hill reported on Friday as a result of the radio hosts’ interview with MSNBC.

Charlamagne told host Ari Melber that he wants to see “an agenda for black people.”  Melber agreed that “people are lying about” Kamala Harris’s response about her musical choices, including Fox News.

Conversely, some in the black community said that Charlamagne “Lied defending Kamala Harris fake weed story.”

When host Charlamagne said to Harris last week, “They say you oppose legalizing weed,” she responded, “That is not true. I joke about it, but half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?” followed by laughter.  “I did inhale.  It was a long time ago.  I just broke news,” she boisterously laughed.

A former California deputy prosecutor, elected San Francisco district attorney and state attorney general, Kamala Harris declared herself a presidential candidate on January 21.  Although not investigated by major media, her office has not responded to questions from this publication about her constitutional eligibility and lack of candor about her youth, which was spent, from age 7 through high-school graduation, in Canada.

In interviews and public appearances, Harris has said or strongly suggested that she is a product of public schools in Berkeley or Oakland despite reportedly acknowledging in her recently-published memoir having left Oakland with her mother during second grade to live in Westmount, Montreal, Canada, where her mother obtained a university position as a cancer researcher.

Kamala’s parents had recently divorced, an issue Donald Harris bitterly recalled in “Reflections of a Jamaican Father” published at Jamaica Global Online on January 13, 2019.

On her U.S. Senate website, Harris states, “Growing up in Oakland, Kamala had a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement. Through the example of courageous leaders like Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and Charles Hamilton Houston, Kamala learned the kind of character it requires to stand up to the powerful, and resolved to spend her life advocating for those who could not defend themselves.” 

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen” which historically meant “born in the country to citizen parents” as recorded in The Congressional Globe and the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Minor v. Happersett.  In the opinion, the court said there existed “doubt” as to whether or not a child born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents qualified as a “natural born Citizen.”

During last Monday’s interview, Kamala Harris defended her record as a district attorney and California attorney general, claiming that she personally took to heart her constituents’ “pain” and the problem of recidivism among criminals.  She also said critics of her purported connections to the American black community are doing “the same thing they did to Barack.”

When asked about her record in upholding the civil rights of blacks, she responded, “I didn’t do enough.”

Obama, too, in 2007, claimed he was a product of the American civil-rights movement by implying that his parents met in Selma, AL at the now-famous 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery wherein black citizens protested institutionalized racism and denial of voting rights.  The protesters were met with violence by members of law enforcement on the Edmund Pettis Bridge on what is now known as “Bloody Sunday.”

However, Obama’s purported birth documents state he was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI.  In March 2012, his “long-form” birth certificate was declared a “computer-generated forgery” by a criminal investigation ultimately spanning more than five years.

At certain times, Obama has feigned a Southern accent, a technique Harris also arguably employed last week.  On February 4, The Post & Email published an article titled, “Is Kamala Harris Another Barack Obama?”

While California Attorney General, Kamala Harris prosecuted more than 1,500 individuals on marijuana-related charges, The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday.  Kamala told The Breakfast Club hosts that she believes marijuana should be legalized federally and that it provides “joy” to “a lot of people.” “…and we need more joy in this world,” she then belly-laughed.  While a candidate for California attorney general, Harris opposed legalization of marijuana and joked about her opponent’s favoring it.

On January 13, Donald Harris published a narrative in Jamaica Global Online detailing his ancestry, which includes an Irishman who owned slaves; his Jamaican grandmothers and their influence on his two daughters; and his two great-grandchildren, the grandchildren of his younger daughter Maya. The account included his recollections of visits to Jamaica with his daughters, during which he showed them many of the familiar paths and landmarks of his boyhood.

An editor’s note strongly suggested that Kamala Harris would declare her presidential candidacy imminently and boasted of her “Jamaican heritage.”

Maya is an MSNBC commentator and was an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

A Fox News article published last month reports that Harris is of “African-American” heritage, but no evidence exists that her ancestors came from Africa or were American slaves.  Donald Harris’s Jamaican ancestry is meticulously detailed in his January 13 op-ed, while Kamala’s mother was East Indian.  Both came to the U.S. in the early 1960s, but neither resided in the country long enough to have been able to apply for U.S. citizenship when Kamala, their elder daughter, was born on October 20, 1964.

Harris also reportedly visited her mother’s family in India frequently while growing up.

In 2014, Kamala married attorney Donald Emhoff, who in 2015 was made “managing director” of the law firm Venable LLP’s Los Angeles office.  The company is engaged in “all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs,” its website states.

On Saturday, The Jamaica Gleaner posted an article titled, “‘Pot smoking joy seeker’…US presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faces scathing criticism from her father” cited by Jamaica Global Online.

Donald Harris is reported to having written in response to his daughter’s comments:

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.”

The article, whose byline is “Jamaica Global,” also expressed concerns about the perception that Jamaicans have been unfairly “sterotyped” as “pot smokers.”  Another observation is stated as, “An ironic twist in Ms. Harris’ associating marijuana smoking with her Jamaican heritage that seems to have escaped her as well as media watchers is the fact that it is also very much a part of her Indian heritage that she is so proud of claiming. Is she aware that it was India that bequeathed a marijuana culture to Jamaica?”

In 2010, Donald Harris was hired by the Jamaican government as an economic-growth adviser, publishing a 2012 “assessment” for the Planning Institute of Jamaica.  His Stanford biography states that he became a U.S. citizen, but not the year in which he took the oath of allegiance.

He has published earlier essays on Jamaica’s economy as well as one in The Jamaica Gleaner in 1965 about Malcolm X.


This article was updated on February 19, 2019 at 7:34 a.m. EST.

 

 

7 Responses to "Kamala Harris’s Father Decries “Fraudulent Stereotype” in Daughter’s Interview"

  1. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    This message e-mailed to President Trump’s White House website today 02-20-2019:

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/on-the-fundamental-transformation

    “…The ongoing debate over Obama’s natural-born citizenship status is an example of how the subject of voting and citizenship is viewed by the Democrats. What should have been a discussion about Constitutional qualifications became one about racism….”
    https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/tag/list-of-u-s-presidents/

    Mr. President, you are today’s George Washington, I believe.

    Back in the days of King George and General George [Washington], Americans were in a violent state of fundamental transformation, from British subjects to sovereign United States citizens.

    And now, in 2019, you, Mr. President are like George Washington all over again, fighting back against the ignorance and arrogance of ungrateful souls, many from The Democratic “Party of Crime”, who may be just too duped, and doped, to understand that the mind-slavery of socialism’s free stuff eventually transforms free citizens into un-free subjects.

    NO BORDER = NO ORDER
    NO nbC BORDER = CITIZENS TRANSFORMED TO SUBJECTS

    >Mr. President, please use the common-sense of George Washington and New Yorker, John Jay, to establish a Constitutional border around “natural born Citizen” (nbC) to only allow presidential candidates to run who are:

    1.Born on United States soil (or inside United States jurisdiction) to natural born (or naturalized) United States citizen-parents
    2. Fully identified and background-checked for public, and voter, perusal
    http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/naturalborncitizen/TheWhoWhatWhenWhereWhyandHowofNBC-WhitePaper.pdf

    There is not a single person on planet Earth other than Donald John Trump with sufficient George Washington-like resourcefulness and forcefulness to educate, identify and ARREST Fake presIDent Barry Soetoro-Obama II for his attempted COUP OF YOU!

    Refer to The Post and Email website-knowledge to assist in this historic arrest effort: https://www.thepostemail.com/

  2. Nikita's_UN_Shoe   Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    God grants a person only one-shot at being a natural born Citizen – of any country.
    i.e., A person must be born in the country where both parents are citizens of that country.

  3. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Jonathan: Thank you for sending my white paper on natural born Citizen to President Trump. The link you used is correct but SCRIBD has greatly restricted free access to their site over the last few years. Thus, I have uploaded some of my key writings to my own website. Having them at more than one place gives extra security also such that it would be harder for someone to make them “disappear”. Here is the URL link to that paper on my website and servers which is easily accessible and there is not pay or sign up or registration door to get to it: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/naturalborncitizen/TheWhoWhatWhenWhereWhyandHowofNBC-WhitePaper.pdf

    The above URL link is now the one that is hyperlinked to from the top of my http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org website for the same white paper link posted there. So that is where readers here can find the link to it on my servers if they don’t remember where to find it. Of course it is still on SCRIBD.com too if at some point in the future my server goes down.

    Thanks again,

    CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Retired)
    Lehigh Valley PA USA
    http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org

  4. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    This message e-mailed to President Trump’s White House website today:

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/300919680/The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-How-of-the-natural-born-Citizen-Term-in-Our-U-S-Constitution

    One over-arching national emergency, one that likely has resulted in said national emergency at our southern border, is America’s faithfully neglected border security of its own “natural born Citizen” [nbC] requirement for selection of America’s presidents and vice-presidents.

    The selected human brain making presidential decisions inside the White House is the most important issue on planet Earth.

    George Washington and New Yorker, John Jay, both very wary of foreign operatives subverting our culture and our national security, inserted “natural born Citizen” into the U.S. Constitution for “culling brains” that would naturally have allegiance to only USA.

    Atty. Kamala Harris needs to be removed from the gang of presidential candidates for 2020 because she professionally mocks your own nbC pedigree (= born on US soil to US-citizen parents) and knowingly mocks your own natural “America First” brain-allegiances (= Kamala solicits Constitution Prostitution with her support of criminal sanctuary city-state protections, free health care for all bankruptcy, etc. ).

    The Whoreable Nancy Pelosi also used Constitution Prostitution to sneak foreign-thinking Soetoro-Obama II into the White House on 08-28-08: https://canadafreepress.com/2009/williams091209.htm
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/16/trump-said

    PLEASE REPEAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 SO AS TO FULLY IDENTIFY, THEN ARREST, UNIDENTIFIED FOREIGN OPERATIVE, BARRY SOETORO-OBAMA II, AND BEGIN THE UNIFORM ORIGINALIST ENFORCEMENT OF “natural born Citizen” CLAUSE ON ALL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES GOING FORWARD.

    EMPOWER OTHERS ENTRUSED TO CARRY OUT THIS nbC BORDER-SETTING WITH THE ARCHIVES 08-28-09 – TODAY OF https://www.thepostemail.com/

  5. Kevin Burkes   Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    As a black person, I don’t know why a “black” person feels the need to pander to other black people. Apparently she embarrassed the family name in doing so. I don’t know how she can fix this one.

  6. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Shame on Kamala for fudging her early life narrative and besmirching her family’s proud cultural heritage in Jamaica. She’s a female version of the liar and deceiver in chief Obama was/is. Kamala Harris is not a “natural born Citizen” of the United States. She is not eligible to be President and Commander in Chief: https://www.scribd.com/lists/22182725/Some-Politicians-Seeking-High-Office-Who-Are-Not-A-Natural-Born-Citizen-of-U-S

  7. Fran   Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    “We live in the best country in the world”. Oh really! How good is a country when the politicians running for the highest office brag about how the broke the law.

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