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Race as a Political Weapon in the Caribbean

Categories: Caribbean, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Citizen Media, Ethnicity & Race, Politics

Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is ‘too black’ to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst.

Bajan Reporter explains [1] why such a notion “highlights the continuing insecurities in persons and groups in the Caribbean.”