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Larisa McBean is a Tourism Professional and Researcher specialising in community tourism development, and a Blogger who writes commentary on a variety of topics. An International Development graduate (MSc.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K., she majored in poverty and inequality reduction strategies and conducted research on sports tourism as a vehicle to socio-economic development. She also has a background in education and training, and public speaking, having taught in Jamaica, the United States, France and Japan.

  • Colourism in Jamaica 

    Colourism: “Prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.” (Oxford Dictionaries) Usain Bolt told Ian Boyne in an interview on Boyne’s television programme, Profile, of his experience with classism and racism… Read More ›

  • The Cost of Bitterness 

    I recently watched two videos of two separate but perhaps equally disgruntled individuals voicing their discontent about different issues. These types of videos come a dime a dozen, however, these particular individuals moved me in such a powerful way that… Read More ›