Kamala Harris’s father is chastising his daughter and Democrat presidential hopeful for advancing stereotypes about pot-smoking Jamaicans.
Harris’s father Donald Harris is Jamaican, and her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris is Indian. Kamala made remarks about pot and her own use of the drug during an interview on the New York Breakfast Club radio show.
The host told Harris some have claimed she opposes the legalization of pot.
Harris said that was not true and added: “And look, I joke about it — half-joking — half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”
The host asked Harris if she had ever smoked it.
“I have,” she replied.
Harris’s father was not pleased with his daughter’s remarks and issued a statement published on the Jamaica Global website.