Last June, Don Lemon and April Ryan got into an epic battle over whether Senator Kamala Harris is African-American or not.
It’s a topic that now that Harris is the VP nominee is coming up again.
Is Harris a Jamaican, or is she African-American? It’s clearly important to April Ryan that Harris is considered an African-American. Don Lemon wasn’t buying it in the video below:
Video of CNN’s Don Lemon arguing that Kamala Harris is NOT an African American pic.twitter.com/665UPkOS90
— Woj Pawelczyk (@Woj_Pawelczyk) June 30, 2019
Identity politics eats its own!
Harris’ father wrote an article about her “lineage” confirming that her grandfather was a Jamaican slave owner:
It turns out that Harris’ father Donald Harris made a startling admission in an essay he wrote entitled “Reflections of a Jamaican Father” which was published at Jamaica Global Online:
“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).”
Whatever her “lineage,” shouldn’t it be the “content of her character that matters to voters?