While an economics professor at Stanford University, the father of Kamala Harris, Donald Harris was described as a “marxist scholar.”
The paper, The Stanford Daily wrote about the argument over whether or not to give him tenure.
Within the article:
“One argument raised two years ago in the Economics Department in opposition to the permanent appointing of visiting Prof. Donald Harris a Marxist scholar, was that his excellence as a teacher attracted students to study his area of instruction.”
…Harris was described as too charismatic, a pied piper leading students astray from neo-classical economics.”
Earlier this year, when Harris spoke about ties between her “pot smoking” and her Jamaican heritage, her own father Donald lashed out.
It happened after Harris appeared on the popular “Breakfast Club” radio show and when asked about legalizing Marijuana, responded “Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?”
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What if you know Jamaicans who don’t smoke? Way to use a stereotype to pander. RT @Phil_Lewis_: Kamala Harris talks legalizing marijuana: “Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?” pic.twitter.com/p24AdDqVlV
— Lennox (@VNNetsraK) February 12, 2019
Harris’ own father did not like the identity politics of her comment.
“My dear departed grandmothers … 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,” Harris’ father said.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”
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