Category Archives: Race and Ethnicity

Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 35)–Yard work

Being Jamaican. Somethings don’t lend themselves to neat definition and brief description. This may be one of those aspects that fall into the ‘you know it when you know it’ category. It may be the same for other nationalities, and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 34)–What emancipation?

The fight against oppression. Somewhere, at my core, I am extremely happy that my ancestors, having been brought to the Caribbean from Africa in chains, found themselves and their offspring liberated from those shackles, by the British, some 180 years … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 26)–Into Africa

Guinea. Things happen for a reason? Few wanted to venture onto this assignment.  Healthcare was a problem. Transport was a problem. Corruption was a problem. Communications were a problem. Poverty was a problem. Wasted resources were a problem. Goodness me! … Continue reading

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Hoodie done it

Looking in my wardrobe, I wonder what to wear. Should my choice be geared by style or by fear? A warm day, true, but would I feel good, If I put on the sweater with the big hood? What I … Continue reading

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Are you my type? Redux: The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin

I wrote yesterday about how a chance remark reminded me about profiling and how it can be wanton. I was also reminded about how dangerous and destructive it can be to many, but it seems especially to young black men. … Continue reading

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Pure Bunkum!

Honestly, I was always bewildered about the furore concerning President Obama’s birthplace and religion. Deep inside, I know that a lot of his fellow Americans do not see him as one of their own. Whether it is because of his … Continue reading

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Simply speaking: Thank you, brown paper bag

My Saturdays have become quite simple in recent weeks; I’ve been trying to keep things simple and quiet. This Saturday, I craved some exercise so went to an early morning kick boxing class, after breakfast. The previous day’s burst of … Continue reading

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