Politicians must concede that if the Jamaican language is an appropriate tool of communication for election campaigns, it should also be recognised as appropriate for the business of Parliament.
Despite the prime minister’s grand rhetoric, I imagine that even he uses the Jamaican language on the job.
The policing of black hair appears to be a classic case of mental slavery. Authoritarian school administrators are trapped in the role of overseer.
Supposedly civilised Europeans still claim that Africans are savages. Yet they desperately want to hang on to the art made by the uncivilised.
Slavery didn’t just “happen” like a natural disaster. It was a deliberate commercial enterprise that enriched Britain and the monarchy.
“Another country that has been tipped as a high possibility of being visited by the couple is Jamaica. Much like Barbados, there have been murmurings that the country has thought about declaring independence and it is hoped that Prince William and Catherine will give the monarchy the boost it needs to convince Caribbean leaders not to follow Barbados.”
We enjoy a global reputation for militancy, inspired largely by our popular culture, especially music. But when it comes right down to it, our politicians of both parties don’t have the courage to acknowledge the power of the culture created by the masses of the Jamaican people.
Digging up the past excavates a history that some of us would prefer to forget. Reminders of the terrible abuse African people suffered in this country are seen as divisive.