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Race Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

One of the ultimate, stupid, insipid, divisive, dysfunctional, Eurocentric variables that has reared its ugly head is the issue of race in the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly elections.

At the outset, it must be emphasized categorically that the public “Calcutta ship” no-brainer, rubbish, diatribe vomited by Hilton Sandy only speaks volumes as to his utter myopic, ignorance and Eurocentric misunderstanding of Euro-colonial history; that is, the relationship between the European colonizer and the colonized in the Caribbean.

In addition, he also seems totally void of any scintilla of knowledge of European enslavement in the Caribbean.

The fact of the matter is that history proves that Europeans brought Africans involuntarily and violently from Africa to be enslaved on plantations in the Caribbean between August 1516 to August 1834.

As a corollary, Indians came mostly voluntarily from India at the behest of the British to be enslaved on plantations in the Caribbean between May 1845 to March 1917.

In other words, then, both Africans and Indians were enslaved by disparate Europeans (regardless of what title history gave to those who came from India).

Moreover, European colonialism lasted in the Caribbean from September 1493 (Euro-Spanish) until August 1962 (Euro-British). And the Euro-British colonized India until its independence in August 1947.

Both Africans and Indians have been duly colonized and enslaved by Europeans- that’s our common historical denominator, period.

However, because of the overt manifestation of the evil genius of the intrinsic divisive genre of Eurocentric miseducation, the legacy of this divide and rule phenomenon is now alive and kicking in politics in Trinidad and Tobago.

The salient fact of the matter is that Africans are not Europeans; they are not white. Indians are not Europeans; they are not white.

Read More: Dr. Kwame Nantambu,

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