Her lineage now may be mixed, but her family in Jamaica WAS the “Top 1 Percent” and privileged…
The Establishment Media is thrilled to bit over Sen. Kamala Harris being the first Indian (Chennai on her mother’s side) and black (Jamaican on her father’s side) woman to be a candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States.
Yet the same Establishment Media is neglecting to note Harris’ Irish lineage. More specifically; her white, Ireland born, slave owning (listing of slaves here), aristocratic 3XG grandfather, Hamilton Brown, Esq.
Interesting note: Harris’ 2XG grandfather, Hamilton Brown, Jr., was a mere lad when slavery was finally abolished in the British West Indies.
Nonetheless, it’s a safe bet that Junior grew to manhood neck-deep in what today is called “white privilege.”
Quite common in the former British West Indies in the 1800s, white settlers and succeeding generations would often intermarry with either the decedents of freed African slaves or the native Arawak Tribe, or both.
Case in point would be that Harris’ paternal grandfather is descended from both his parents to “white privilege.” As Harris’ own father, Professor Emeritus (Stanford University) Donald Harris told Jamaica Global Online (emphasis mine);
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…