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Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is the descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica, according to her father’s lengthy ancestral summary of his side of the family.

Donald Harris, a Stanford University economics professor, revealed in 2018 that his grandmother was a descendant of Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in northern Jamaica.

“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),” he wrote in a post for Jamaica Global.

Hamilton Brown built the town’s local Anglican Church, which is where Prof. Harris says his grandfather is buried. It is also where he himself was baptized and confirmed.

A research archive of Jamaican records indicate that at one point in 1817, Hamilton Brown owned scores of slaves. The majority were brought in from Africa, though he also owned many Creole slaves.

The Harris campaign has not commented on her father’s claims. It did not respond to a request for comment.

NBC News reported on Monday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s two great-great-grandfathers owned at least 14 slaves between the two of them in Alabama. The report tied McConnell’s ancestry to his position on government reparations for slavery, which he opposes.

McConnell responded to the report on Tuesday by comparing his stance to former president Barack Obama, who opposed reparations while acknowledging that some of his ancestors owned slaves.

“You know, I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama,” McConnell said. “We both oppose reparations, and we both are the descendants of slaveholders.”

Harris has yet to take a definitive position on reparations for slavery. When the California senator was asked in February whether she supports “some form of reparations for black people,” she said she did, but was unclear on how exactly it would be paid out.

“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” Harris said. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”

A few weeks later she distanced her position from explicit payments to the descendants of slaves, saying she views policies aimed at lifting up the poor, such as her tax credit to low-income families, as reparations.

“If you look at the reality of who will benefit from certain policies, when you take into account that they are not starting on equal footing, it will directly benefit black children, black families, black homeowners because the disparities are so significant,” Harris said.

She later told NPR that reparations “means different things to different people.”

“I think that the word, the term reparations, it means different things to different people,” Harris said. “But what I mean by it is that we need to study the effects of generations of discrimination and institutional racism and determine what can be done, in terms of intervention, to correct course.”

Harris has not commented on her distant slaveowner ancestry in Jamaica. Her father earlier this year said his daughter’s ancestors would be “turning in their grave” if they heard her stereotype the island’s people as “pot-smoking joy seekers.”

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39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. Proud vet

    July 10, 2019 at 1:05 am

    This is normal, for the communist a.k.a. Democrat party as they are always guilty of everything ,only on steroids, of what they accuse everyone else of. History shows in this country there are 3700 black slave owners and they owned about 14,000 black slaves Yep most of them are Democrats and they were upper crust!

    • Evangelina Martinez

      July 10, 2019 at 3:45 am

      Harris should of taken a clue from Warren to not lie, it’s gonna end up biting you in the butt.

      • smrstrauss

        July 10, 2019 at 10:04 am

        Here is a picture of Kamala Harris’s father:

        https://www.c-span.org/person/?donaldharris

        Notice that he is black. Now how do you suppose a white slaveowner of black slaves got children who were black? What could the relationship have been between the white slaveowner and the black slaves? (I wonder.)

        In any case, Kamala Harris is as much an offspring of SLAVES as she is of a slaveowner.

    • Andrew Clarke

      July 10, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Well said!
      I’ve seen the same thing, times without number.

  2. Keith Foster

    July 10, 2019 at 1:06 am

    No wonder Harris is such a vitch (letter ‘v’ pronounced as the Spanish pronounce it, like a ‘b’). She should slit her wrists tonight. It’s the only way for her to avoid the shame.

  3. LST

    July 10, 2019 at 1:07 am

    More proof she’s an imbecile. But all demonrats are.

  4. gin

    July 10, 2019 at 1:22 am

    oops… the truth be told

    • Diana

      July 10, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Unless you were hatched from an egg dropped from space recently like this morning Truth is , probably everyone on the planet is a decendant of both slaves and slave owners . Especially considering this has been a common practice THROUGHOUT HISTORY of the populated world. At one time everyones ancestors have been slaves AND owned them at some point as well and the practice continues till today. It is time to be honest with ourselves about slavery and TRY to correct this wrong by appealing to the minds of all inhabitants of the planet. Not just the US and especially Southern US like they invented it. Time to get over it and move on toward corecting / rejecting the practice globally.

  5. Rebecca Holstine

    July 10, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Well, this is beautiful. Just beautiful. Now what Kamala? What damn lie you gonna tell now, to cover this up?

    • Evangelina Martinez

      July 10, 2019 at 3:49 am

      Maybe Harris should pay Reperations to the Blacks out of her own pocket.

  6. Tommy Ryan

    July 10, 2019 at 2:02 am

    We’ll…I’ve discovered that myself and so many others of Irish descent come from a “class of people” double-screwed by the English crown and the democrat American:
    We are the descendants of “indentured servants”.

    Difference between the Irish slave descendants & the liberal descendants of the other people brought OR coerced here is we don’t need OR WANT reparations.
    We “grew a pair”, got over it & moved on to better things…I can’t find a single SANE Irish descendant who desires “reparations”.
    HECK…from my point-of-view, it bettered the present lives of anyone living in America because of the emancipation proclamation…& it wasn’t ONLY for “black people”.

    “Kamala Hair-across-her-ass”, “Jessie Jackass”, “Al Not-So-Shapton”, “Louis Fairy-Con” & that hack quarterback idiot footballer “Colon Crap-a-Dick” have NOTHING to validly back up their argument…& NEVER have.

    Slavery WAS a black eye on our nation’s history (but no longer, unless you buy into the prog-soci mantra).
    The mistreatment of the indigenous native people is as well (but again I don’t see a problem…(unless you buy into the prog-soci mantra).

    That is all.

    • Diana

      July 10, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      I too am an Irish descendant of indentured individuals. Slavery saved their lives during the Potato famine. They lost their means of survival and came here. Made a life for themselves and put the past behind them. I seriously doubt you will ever find an Irish decendant whining about any portion of their past or any aspect thereof. We realize that genetics cannot be altered and they are what they are, white,black,yellow,brown ,red we are all a part of the human race and how we treat each other ihere and now is all that matters. We should learn from our collective past,and work on not repeating the same mistakes!

      • Mona Weisenberg

        July 10, 2019 at 2:41 pm

        Right on Diana. I am sure if most people who live in the South even now are descendants of slave owners. It was that part of our history. Thanks to the Republican party of President Lincoln we were able to abolish slavery. Amen. And, it was the Democratic party who wanted to maintain slavery…But, they don’t want to remember that do they !!!!!!

  7. Tom

    July 10, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Should they not start with Reparations to the American Indian tribes? These people were treated the worst, even by slavery terms. They were thrown off of THEY’RE LAND, THEY WERE KILLED When they objected and refused to leave. They were also enslaved by not being able to survive as they had, So had to trade and rely on the white man and Black men too. Also the indentured servants/slaves most of whom were white. African Americans have the same opportunities as any white person today, But it all starts at home and then the school system, they discriminate themselves by not taking the time to learn at school and also by using they’re own style of speaking/language.

    • Evangelina Martinez

      July 10, 2019 at 3:51 am

      Natives do get extra money for Tribal Members.

    • Wilson

      July 10, 2019 at 4:24 am

      Will the Indians do the same to each other and the black slaves they took then?
      They were taking slaves before we even got here so will they pay each other or are all those tribe all wiped out now from their own wars against each other?

    • Diana

      July 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly all this African, Latino. Asian American stuff only serves to divide and separate us. Can you imagine what it would be like to state all past national genealogy attached to you, before adding American to it? I would be an Irish,English, French, Latino,German,Scottish, Scandanavian, Middle Eastern, Native American and that is just the beginning of what I have researched so far! Whew what a mouthful?

  8. Trump 2020

    July 10, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Kamala,
    I’ll take my reparations in cash please. You think you could send me a lump sum for the decades I have suffered?!? In the future you can direct deposit each month to my bank account.
    Great idea you had with this reparations idea.
    I am Slavonian.
    The origin of the word “Slave”is”slav”.
    My “peoples” built up the Egyptian pyramids, the Roman Empire, the roads, the aqueducts, we were castrated as Unix by the African kings in the Dark Ages for 750 years in the old world and castrated by the Arabs.
    I WANT MY REPARATIONS!!!
    LOL….lol…
    No, seriously… where’s my fucking money???
    PS.Send Melania Trump reparations too. She is also Slavonian.
    While you are being so generous .. send President Trump reparations because Black Corsair Mooring Pirates loved those milk skin red haired Irish women the most.
    *HOW DOES IT FEEL NOW???

  9. Gerald Cline

    July 10, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Surprise, surprise…!?!?!

  10. Robert L Hassell

    July 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

    And she lied about being the 2nd class of bus riders in a newly formed integrated school district. Berkeley schools integrates in 1964 when Kamala was not even in pre school and was 3-4 years old. Liar!!!!

  11. coachpan

    July 10, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Start paying your reparations Kami !

  12. matt

    July 10, 2019 at 6:29 am

    She will argue that her ancestor’s slaves don’t count as they were not owned in America.

  13. SassyWildcat

    July 10, 2019 at 6:52 am

    You want a new slant on slavery? Look up the history of coal mining in Appalachia. Yes the miners were paid, but only in mine money that could oniy be used in the mine owner’s store The pay rate was such the young teens had to help the family by working in the mines. Schools were not allowed, as the children would be able to leave if they were educated Look it up!!!

  14. mike dar

    July 10, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Now she will be totally excused… as a victim, while any Rep or white will still be ostracized as a racist.

  15. Shari Early

    July 10, 2019 at 7:22 am

    She wants reparations to lift up poor communities? My children were raised in a dirt poor community and I provided the best I could. How’s it going to help when only the black portion gets reparations? Poor communities are not just black people. I still worked my behind off at every job I could take and got myself out. There are Now Hiring signs everywhere and they have the same opportunities I had. When you get money handed to you by the government it removes any incentive to get off your butt and work. Just say no to Democrats. They are bad for your health.

    • Tim Woolsey

      July 10, 2019 at 9:03 am

      I know what you mean Shari. I can remember as a kid walking the rural roads in Colorado picking up aluminum cans to sell so my Mom could buy bread and milk. And yes, we ate government cheese and bologna. I have worked my butt off my entire life. I have never let my poor childhood bring me down, and have never asked anyone for handouts. I want to thank you for doing all you could to raise your children, and I hope everything turns out great for you and your family.

  16. Michele

    July 10, 2019 at 7:48 am

    And she’s not nor does her family still own slaves. Leave the past in the behind!

  17. Mickey

    July 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Hahaha, karma’s a bitch!!! Now what do you say big mouth???

  18. amiehol

    July 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Ha ha, kinda sucks when you are the very epitome of what you are protesting.

  19. Nick Byrne

    July 10, 2019 at 9:50 am

    The Democrats (modern day wannabe slave owners) want to surpress education in our school systems by teaching lies and withholding certain subjects so they can rely on the people’s ignorance to get thier support. In other words, they want to dumb us down so they can control us. Sounds crazy? Check it out for yourself.

  20. Joe

    July 10, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Learn your family history before you open your mouth. Guess she wants to pay for owning slaves. Thank God for her father to set the record straight. She dont belong in Congress

  21. Frank Campo

    July 10, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I’m sorry. I just found out that my great, great, great, great, great grandfather had 6 slaves working his grapevines in Rome. I am deeply embarrassed by this and will be diligently searching for their descendants so I can make amends.

  22. Yesitsme

    July 10, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Im pretty sure they are already get reparations in government checks every month. From wic, food stamps, government child support for how many bastard children they have that they babies daddy don’t support, free lunches, free room & board, free medical care, free dental care, free college & so on.

  23. Bill

    July 10, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Everything about headboard harris is FRAUDULENT!!

  24. Cindy

    July 10, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Then what. about those of us which have Native American ancestors? If you’re going to start handing out my money, then let me get at the front of the line.

  25. Tom

    July 10, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Like the rest, Kamala is IRRELEVANT! Her views, her candidacy and her party…

    Trump in a Landslide in 2020!

  26. jimmie boswell

    July 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    why, are they even discussing something that is unconstitutional blood libel. you, can’t make a generation that did not do something pay for what their grandparents did.

    the constitution even protects children, from being charged for alleged crimes of their parents. not to mention the statue of limitations and the law of ex-post facto.

    • Don T.

      July 11, 2019 at 10:22 am

      “the constitution even protects children, from being charged for alleged crimes of their parents.” Really? According to the Democrats, if your father was an alleged rapist, you can be executed while in the womb.

  27. Laura

    July 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I complained on a different video that I couldn’t play it. Voila! A PLAY button appeared. Maybe that will happen here too!

    So: How do you play the video? Can this be done for all your videos?

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