[Blackstudies-l] Sir Hilary Beckles says white supremacy in Barbados is hurting blacks

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ivetteromero posted: " In Barbados, Vice Chancellor of the University of
the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has called for social change,
underlining that blacks continue to be marginalized and that the situation
cannot continue. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles says that "
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*In Barbados, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI)
Sir Hilary Beckles has called for social change, underlining that blacks
continue to be marginalized and that the situation cannot continue.*

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles says that while people have spoken about
Barbados as a global symbol of stability, a critical question that must be
answered is what part of that stability is consensus and what part is
repression. “The Barbados society in its current structure is not
sustainable,” cautioned the historian during a lecture on slavery and the
1816 rebellion by General Bussa, one of the country’s national heroes.

The Barbadian-born academic described the social structure as one of white
supremacy and black marginalization, adding that this “economic white
supremacy system” is subversive to democracy.

“There is, in Barbados, a division of labour which says that the black
community will occupy and control the politics and the white elite will
control the economy…All of us as citizens of Barbados have to examine this
model and transform it. It has to be transformed in order to fulfil the
vision if our ancestors in General Bussa’s time, General Greene and Clement
Payne,” said Sir Hilary, referring to other freedom fighters.

“It can only be done if the economic democracy movement is revitalized and
insisted upon because, in my judgment, the young people of this island
deserve a more democratic society. They have paid their price in history
for democracy and freedom.”

The top UWI official, who is also chairman of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) Reparations Commission, insisted that reparatory justice is a
critical part of that.

For original article, see
http://www.caribbean360.com/news/uwi-vice-chancellor-identifies-white-supremacy-system-barbados
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