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Jamaica: I Think, Therefore I Am

Long Bench responds to a newspaper editorial suggesting that the “silent middle class must assert itself”, saying: “The term ‘well-thinking Jamaicans'…smacks of an elitism that is based in the editors’ sense of the moral superiority of some groups over others. Is ‘thinking’ supposed to allude to education level and capacity to engage with ideas in a complex way? Then say that. Just be aware that you can’t critique political engagement in Jamaica based on this vague sense of who’s ‘thinking’ versus not.”

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