I assume this is due to our relatively recent freedom from colonialism. However, I cant help
but think if there were more "white" people in Trinidad
, say they made up 40% of the population, they would not be as worshipped. Chances are, they would not all be wealthy (as the majority are/seem to be in Trinidad
). This means that they could walk into a store and not necessarily be deemed as rich. The population would be more desensitised to them. As it is right now, it's still a "big deal" to see white people in the eastern part of Trinidad
. If their presence was greater, this wouldnt be the case and thus they wouldnt be treated as Gods.
An Afro Trinidadian can go anywhere, meet an Indian person and relate to their culture
. Theyve been exposed to it enough. That cannot be said about people in certain parts of the US and Europe, who are still in awe of Indian culture
. But these people are not considered "primitive" are they? No, theyre just ignorant to another culture
. We here are no different. We can only react to what we have been exposed to previously.
What you deem as "primitive" behaviours, LDS, is a result of a political culture
, along with our lack of exposure to Caucasions. I dont think either of this is our fault exactly, so I still consider it a form of ignorance.