Jamaica

The British Empire, Windrush, and a History of Exploitation

The Windrush scandal has left a bad taste in the mouths of many persons in the UK, but especially in Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora, and the other commonwealth nations whose citizens, and citizens by descent, have been affected by the immigration policies of the UK and its Home Office. As a matter of fact, Windrush leaving a ‘bad taste’ in our mouths is an understatement…

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 ›