How bad is it when your running for president and your parents call you out?

“Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?”

-Kamala Harris


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.”

– Professor Donald Harris, her father

And you know, I don’t think I have to add a blessed thing to that.