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Name: Meena

Comments: I guess I've been away from the ole country too long. T&T has changed since I lived there, as Trinis always pride themselves in diversity and accepting of all ethnicities. Factly I think all this primitive thinking is brought over from people coming to T&T from all the other islands that a frankly not race tolerable. Anyways my family is of Afro-Indo-Hispanic and white We have mixed our lines all the way through.

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quotWhitesquot Local Syrians Trinidad

Name: Trini

Comments: LDS - your comments while obviously reflecting your point of view are not accurate representations of 'town.' Trinidad is made up of many different communities and race/ethnicity plays out differently in all of them. POS is different to country, South can be different to West. There is a lot of historical circumstance for this. Your views generalise massively and as a Trini I dont think you have a grasp on the issues from a local perspective. You place your own biases on the debate and bring a different notion of race and racism that isnt the local

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QUOTE (JoePublic @ 13-Jun 09, 5:50 PM)
Name: Trini

Your views generalise massively and as a Trini I dont think you have a grasp on the issues from a local perspective. You place your own biases on the debate and bring a different notion of race and racism that isnt the local.

It seems like you missed the part where a local "Syrian" within this thread shared the same thoughts as I did. Having said that, you don't know me...you don't know how long I have been living here so your perception of what I grasp or not from a local perspective is just a matter of opinion.



Post Date: 3rd Aug, 2009 - 2:18am / Post ID: #

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Name: Jimmy

Comments: All the Syrians I know, I pretty like, friendly, much rather lime with them than some other, to be quite honest, and I like learning from them, how they they spend, how they view things, how they economize etc.

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I was reading an article of Imbert referring himself as white so I searched a bit about what it means to be a Trini White which is different from being Caucasian and this is what I found:

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Trinidadians of European ancestry are called "White" or "French Creole." There are a number of designations for those of black-white ancestry, including "Mixed," "Colored," "Brown," and "Red" among other terms. The term Creole, from the Spanish  criollo  , meaning "of local origin," refers to Blacks, Whites, and mixed individuals who are presumed to share significant elements of a common culture as well as biogenetic properties because most claim these designations do not represent "pure races." The term Creole thus tends to relegate non-Creoles like East Indians to a somewhat foreign status. Creole also serves to modify whiteness. The term "French Creole" refers to white families of long standing whether their surname is French-derived or not. The terms "Trinidad White" and "Pass as White" are sometimes used to deride those who are considered White in Trinidad but would not be so considered elsewhere.


Post Date: 18th Aug, 2010 - 11:47am / Post ID: #

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Name: Sheperd
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Comments: Interesting discussion..This thread is very resourceful.

Well let's Begin with YES Trinidad is obsessed with race and color. It's a no brainer that if you take a group of different races of people and put them to live in an area as concentrated as Trinidad you are going to experience Race issues. The entire county and way of life is built around it. And Trini's who get the opportunity to live in foreign Countries can see it . Most who live here don't because the are caught up in the world of Trinidad and can't escape. I'm a born Jamaican who grew up a Trini. I've lived an many different countries including the United States and YES again Trinidad is much more racist than the United States..Trini's are just ignorant to that fact because it has become embedded in our way of life. In America you can not refuse entry or admission into any business place based on race. In Trini you can..I am black and have experienced that at a night club and casino...The U.S U.S has laws that protect right and they work. I could give many other reasons...I lived in the U.S for 6 years and never experienced racism on any level not even from the cops.The People there are some of the nicest I've been around. DO NOT get brainwashed by their media!
I have a lot I can say about this topic but I'll end by saying this....Trini's don't see themselves as Trinidadians until they leave. I live in Trini right now with all the craziness and the first thing Trini's need to do is stop seeing themselves as white Syrian Chinese black or Indians and just as Trini's....then things will get back to normal....PEACE be unto you all in this new age of UNCERTAINTY.

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Post Date: 21st Jan, 2011 - 11:58am / Post ID: #

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Name: Zfatimah
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Comments: Well its kind of insane that you are embodying yourself as the colonizer. You guys really need to learn post colonial theory. Second of all the majority of Syrians do control the agricultural/mercantile industries in the Caribbean as a whole.

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Well its kind of insane that you are embodying yourself as the colonizer. You guys really need to learn post colonial theory.


Zfatimah what are you talking about?



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