I’m Caribbean: Addressing Misconceptions

Mar 18, 2020
1 min read

The media sometimes paint a bad picture of Caribbean people. More often they paint us with the same brush based on the few bad apples among us.

The vast majority of Caribbean people are decent and humble. Where does this misconception comes from? We see it in the movies or via the latest news.

For people who don’t know us, they say Caribbean people are corrupt or drug dealers. Generally the overly laid-back lifestyle is the norm for most Caribbean people. Yes we love to have a good time and relax but that does mean that we are not hard-working and smart.

Caribbean students at the University of Waterloo in Canada, wanted to erase those misconceptions of Caribbean people. They put together a video conveying their message

I hope this helps with those people who are not familiar with the Caribbean And for Caribbean people hopefully we won’t be forced to answer ignorant questions based on what non-Caribbean people see in the media.

Richard Williams

Co-founder of MyCaribbeanScoop.com, a passionate believer in the greatness of the Caribbean and its people. Fan of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Garnet Silk.

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