Great article that looks at the immigration and influence of black immigrants in the US. The most interesting part is that the Dominican Republic is listed as a major site for the emigration of black immigrants. I wonder if the participants self-reported their race because then that provides better insight to how Dominicans see themselves […]
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Yesterday Septermber 29, David Cameron arrived in Jamaica on his first visit to the Caribbean as Prime Minister. The prior night (28th) I attended the People of African Descent Summit where the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines gave a wonderful speech about the movement to make Europe pay for indigenous genocide and African […]
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Jamaica is truly a racial paradox. You can have athletes in Beijing, the majority who have brown to dark skin, representing the masses of Jamaica to the world burning up the track, then you have the Jamaica Miss Universe competition where a stunning beautiful light skinned racially ambiguous woman is selected as the winner. My […]
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Today 53 years ago my birth country of Jamaica became “independent” with the right to self governance. Yet looking online on many forums, Jamaicans aren’t really in the celebrating mood with plenty of good reason. I talk frequently with my family living in JA about the conditions and it is easy to see how the IMF noose […]
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I am against beauty pageants in all their forms. In my opinion they remind me of quadroon balls where women of color were basically vying for the attention of wealthy white men to marry and improve their stock. The question section was evidence of this archaic practice as the questions asked were not complex in […]
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This post is going to make a lot of Jamaicans angry if they read it but this is my blog, my thoughts, and my rules so if you have an aversion to hearing an opinion different from your own please stop reading now…Well so on to the real message of my post. We are currently […]
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Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.
I think this is a logical request considering how these European empires were able to become wealthy off of Slavery and colonialism but then left their former colonies to fail by removing all of the economic support in search of cheaper labor and products.
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