During an early Democrat Presidential candidates’ debate, Kamala Harris painted an ugly picture of American racism, recounting her alleged experience as a young student on a school bus in progressive Berkeley, CA’s public-school integration program.
But the fact is, racism ran deep in her Indian mother’s Hinduism and its race-based caste system. It’s likely plays a part in Kamala’s obsession with race.
As her Indian-born Hindu mother, the late Shyamala Gopalan, said
“In Indian society we go by birth…We are Brahmins, that is the top caste. Please do not confuse this with class, which is only about money. For Brahmins, the bloodline is the most important. My family, named Gopalan, goes back more than 1,000 years.”
[Kamala's Karma She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that, by Peter Byrne, San Francisco Weekly, September 24, 2003. Emphasis added.]
Yet, when Gopalan entered a “love marriage” in 1963 and had children with a mixed-race Jamaican student she met while studying a UC Berkeley, she tainted her family’s carefully reserved bloodline. The couple had two daughters, the eldest “Devi Kamala,” named for the Hindu Goddess of Lotus, because “A culture that worships goddesses produces strong women.”
A 2004 profile of Kamala Harris, incl this re her mom Dr. Gopalan: "Shyamala insisted on giving her daughters names derived from Indian mythology, in part to help preserve their cultural identity. 'A culture that worships goddesses produces strong women'"https://t.co/wvujdopT9P— Tanvi Madan (@tanvi_madan) August 13, 2020
The marriage collapsed when Kamala was five and, after a contentious divorce, her mother took charge of raising her daughters.
Perhaps it was when young Kamala sprouted an Afro that Gopalan first understood her daughters would never pass for Brahmins and would face harsh racial discrimination in her native India. Her fears were confirmed when a Head-Start worker noted Kamala tested high in intelligence, suggesting she might go to college. Gopalan found the worker’s comments patronizing, but understood he had assumed Kamala was a Black from the ghetto, “not a privileged child of foreign graduate students at the UC Berkeley.” [ From the Archives: In Search of Elusive Justice, by Scott Duke Harris, Oct. 24, 2004]
Read this piece and you know why many Indians in the US are casteist. some lines in it "Tamil Brahmins like Shyamala Gopalan fled identity politics and socialism for the U.S." calls "tamil brahmins marginlised" and reservations "reverse discrimination." https://t.co/UOMpEpvlsO— T M Krishna (@tmkrishna) August 22, 2020
To protect them—and herself—she made a conscious decision to abandon racist India and raise her daughters as Blacks in far more tolerant North America. When Kamala was 12, the three moved to Quebec, Canada, where Gopalan’s sister lived, returning to the US six years later after Kamala graduated from a Canadian high school in the Anglo enclave of Westmount in Montreal.
Given the brutal racial realities of the Hindu caste system, it is surprising that Kamala continues to embrace the religion. While running for California Attorney General in 2010, she asked her aunt in India to smash 108 coconuts for a blessing at the local Hindu temple in her grandparent’s upscale seaside neighborhood of Besant Nagar. Winning the race by a slim margin, Kamala told her aunt that, “For every coconut you broke, I got 1,000 votes” [Deep Chennai roots: When Kamala thanked aunt for breaking coconuts at Adyar temple, DTNext, India, Aug 13,2020]. Her 2014 wedding to L.A. lawyer Douglas Emhoff combined Jewish and Hindu ceremonies including the traditional Varmala garland exchange and mangala sutra. There is no mention of Christian rites in her wedding despite Kamala’s claim to be a Baptist.
Of the Jamaican-born father, Prof. Donald Harris, who provided her Black identity, Kalama says, “[He] is a good guy, but we are not close.” Her father has actively disengaged from her campaign after he publicly chastised Kamala for insulting his Jamaican family by implying they all smoked dope like she did [Harris’ dad slams his daughter’s use of 'identity politics', Fox News, February 21, 2020].
In recent years, Kamala has created a narrative that portrays her privileged Brahmin relatives as mainstream Progressives, including characterizing her mother as a “civil rights activist." In her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold, she wrote that her grandfather PV Gopalan was deeply involved in Indian’s movement against colonial rule, a claim disputed by family members who said there was no record of him being anything more than a diligent civil servant who, had he openly advocated an end to British rule, would have been fired [Fact Check: Are Some Of Kamala Harris’ Claims About Her Indian Grandfather False? Swarajya, August 21, 2020]. She called her grandmother “a feminist” for expressing concern that the servants who did her laundry might be victims of domestic abuse.
As with other first-generation Americans descended from non-White foreigners who chose to emigrate to the US (the most notable being President Obama), Kamala and her sister Maya (Hindi for Illusion) have made “American racism” i.e. anti-white, agitation their central cause by expanding African-American descendants-of-slaves’ issues to include themselves, “People of Color,” even if they have just arrived in the US.
In a recent interview with an Indian publication, Harris linked the problems of people of South Asian origin with those of US minorities [Kamala Harris: Lessons on Democracy on Besant Nagar Beach, by Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, August 18, 2020]. Since 80 percent of US voters of Indian origin voted for Hillary in the last election, that may be a winning strategy.
Just further evidence that, in Brecht’s famous words, our uniparty government is dissolving the American people and electing a new one.