‘Black’ definition being the race. Whether you identify with ‘other’, which may include mixtures of different races, half and half, or quarter, one third, or droplets I put this to you. When you are in an environment which comprises as below, I suggest you take a good look at self and re-examine your identification to race whichever group you fit in.
Of the 12,430 undergraduates, 423 are Latino and 165 are black.
I applaud the Jamaican student of this institution who hails from Linstead. It takes courage to post such a video, with expressions of what she faces and sees through her own eyes. Considering her country of origin at a time like this, the course she is studying; one can say this is what we expect. Far too often our tertiary education in certain fields have made many become mute to the very thing they once opposed. Opposition and silence, oxymoron, plain and simple. The ‘race’ talk can hardly be put to rest when incidents of this kind of abuse is taking place in the 21st century. This is not the generation of the old, on the contrary. What we need from the ‘youth’, millennials is an awareness of the issues and the energy to become part of the ‘change’, ultimate, solution. Culture of silence must become a thing of the past. That is your human right.
Those living on the Roc, the silly ‘shadeism’ that permeates across the Land is foolery, pails in comparison to the underlying root cause of racism. The belief that any person not belonging to a particular race is less than, underserving is a kind of mental slavery that try as we might. Try to brush it over as having nothing to do with you because where you live, your shade gives you a pass is as idiotic in belief as is racism itself. Today for me, tomorrow for you. True in both instances, yet how about a system of fairness which governs based on blindness.
You may one day find yourself as a fish out of water. Having that experience can greatly reshape your thoughts as to race culture.
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Jamaican student blows whistle on racism at US university
A University of New Hampshire student upset with racism and racial tensions on campus blast University administrations during a forum Thursday. (PHOTO: AP) (Inset: Danique Montique, the Jamaican student who reportedly triggered the controversy)