classism

  • Beneath The Mask Of Racism And Classism In Jamaica

                    This year’s  observation of Emancipation and Independence,  led to reflection on an important question which is often asked of Jamaicans. Does racism exist in Jamaica? The immediate response has often been defensive to this seemingly frightening assault on what is often perceived as national dignity. The rebuttal,...
  • We won’t get rid of the issue of class until…

    What ‘ism’ rules our country, classism or racism? Which needs the most attention and what can be discarded as a relic of history? Should they be tackled separately, and can they? In a crass way the question is, does the white man still get privileges in Jamaica? Has it...
  • Fighting Our Own Wars

    The “lock down” and curfew associated with the Covid 19 Pandemic has caused some of us to be more attentive to happenings around the world. The United States of America (USA) is one of the countries that I have admired, mainly for the opportunities that are available for improving...
  • Coloured World

    The melting pot and a coffee coloured world, dreamy words reminiscent of the 60s, a mantra held by many who believe that through integration and cultural melding the world will become a better place. It is a lovely sentiment, one which I’m sure the majority of the world hopes...
  • Time for a Moral Referendum

      The British are well known for their dry wit, often satirical humour and sayings accompanied by their exaggerated pronunciations. One of these “crime raises its ugly head” is, for us in Jamaica, a complete understatement, and perhaps we need some clarification or re-definition. Violent crime has various phases...
  • Jamaica can get rid of Classism if….

    Jamaica has a lovely motto ‘Out of many, one people’ which implies that despite our racial differences we have come together in a large melting pot creating the Jamaican culture.This mixed culture provided us with many things such as food, music and dance but this, in many ways, hides...