CARIBBEAN:UWI Vice-Chancellor says white supremacy in Barbados hurting blacks

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CARIBBEAN:UWI Vice-Chancellor says white supremacy in Barbados hurting blacks

sir-hilaryCARIBBEAN 360 – The Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has called for social change in Barbados, saying that blacks continue to be marginalized and warning that the situation cannot continue.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles says that while people have spoken about Barbados as a global symbol of stability, a critical question that must be answered is what part of that stability is consensus and what part is repression.

“The Barbados society in its current structure is not sustainable,” cautioned the historian during a lecture on slavery and the 1816 rebellion by General Bussa, one of the country’s national heroes.

The Barbadian-born academic described the social structure as one of white supremacy and black marginalization, adding that this “economic white supremacy system” is subversive to democracy.

“There is, in Barbados, a division of labour which says that the black community will occupy and control the politics and the white elite will control the economy…All of us as citizens of Barbados have to examine this model and transform it. It has to be transformed in order to fulfil the vision if our ancestors in General Bussa’s time, General Greene and Clement Payne,” said Sir Hilary, referring to other freedom fighters.

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  1. The reality is that the IQ of the average Africans 70-78. The Caucasians, Japanese, Chinese, Jews o.a. as well as mixed races have higher IQ's. This is not racism, but the truth. Has nothing to do with the colour of one's skin. John Compton and Kenny Anthony are mixed race.

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    • Who told you that.... If you have melanin by nature you are stronger... Possess a higher IQ and be with nature. Stop this brain washing nonsense.. Who do you think built the pyramids... taught the Romans the Greeks...astrology...astronomy..engineering... Spirituality...etc before China.. Europe ever existed....

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    • You must have a very low IQ Robert, below that of any race, to express such a moronic opinion.

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  2. Why only now Bajans crying racism? they themselves are the worse.
    They always thought they were better than the others in the smaller
    Islands, They were little Britain, felt superior than us, always kissing
    up to whittey....Enjoy now Bajans.

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  3. You can always get racist statements coming from UWI history lecturers just doing the blah-blah-bla whilst waiting on reparations.

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