When you look at persons in your society or island on a whole, what can you say about them? Do we have only good things to say or do we ‘bad talk’ our fellow islanders?
Do you know that there are many stereotypes out there who think that we are an uncivilized bunch, that we probably live in trees like monkeys and eat ripe bananas all day. Of course, these are the ignorant types and they just don’t have a clue what they are talking about.
Isn’t it refreshing to hear someone who isn’t from the Caribbean say wonderful things about us? It most certainly is! I’m so tired of hearing negative things about Caribbean people. We’re aggressive, Bajans think they’re not part of the Caribbean, Jamaicans are violent, Haitians dabble in voodoo, Caribbean men are abusive and mean, all we do is party and the list goes on. Where’s the good stuff about us? How we’re independent, friendly, beautiful people, generous, lively, outspoken, passionate, well- mannered, spirited and so on.
Let’s listen to what this young man has to say;
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We as Caribbean people need to learn to stick together, support each other and speak kindly of one another. We are one people, if we can’t stick together, how do we expect the world to see us for who we really are? Think about it.