Senator Kamala Harris admitted that she smoked marijuana and supported the legalization of marijuana because "half of my family is from Jamaica" during an interview last week. candidate for the "politics of identity".
Donald Harris, a retired Stanford professor, reprimanded Harris' comments linking his Jamaican heritage to his use of the pot during a talk with the Breakfast Club last week.
"My dear grandmothers – and my dead parents – must turn in their graves to see the name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity of their family, in any way, joking or not. , with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking funky seeker and in pursuit of identity politics, "he said in a statement to Jamaica Global Online last week.
"Speaking for me and my immediate Jamaican family, we want to categorically disassociate ourselves from this parody," added Donald Harris.
Kamala Harris was arrested last Monday at the Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated morning show, to talk about her career at the 2020 presidency, criminal justice reform and pot legalization. in the USA. During the 44-minute interview, the Democratic candidate was questioned over rumors that she would oppose the pot legalization in America.
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"That's not true," Harris said. "Well, I'm joking about it – half joking – half of my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me? "
Later, the host Charlamagne tha God asked her if she had smoked the drug. "I have, and I have inhaled. I have inhaled. It was a seal, "said Harris, adding that she had used jar during her studies.
"So, if it was legalized all over the country and medical, would you still do it?", Pressa Charlamagne.
"Listen," she said, "I think it gives joy to many people, and we need more joy."
"Not all drugs are the same," continued Harris. "We have incarcerated so many people, especially young men – and young men of color – in a way that we do not have as many users as other young men. And we have to face that. "
Harris has emerged in recent weeks as one of the top candidates from a highly populated and diverse democratic primary group. Her mother, who died of cancer at the age of 70 in 2009, was Tamil Indian and her father is Jamaican.