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Jamaica, U.S.A.: Fatherly Advice

Categories: Caribbean, North America, Jamaica, U.S.A., Digital Activism, Education, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, Ideas, Law, Migration & Immigration, Youth

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp [1] considers the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. from a father's perspective: “I want my son to be a man who has enough self confidence to think that he can overcome any obstacle and that he will not permit any kind of violence, physical or verbal, to become a part of his life. I also want him to stay alive.”