Racism In Trinidad & Tobago - Race - Racist - Page 3
Name: Lucretiatt (Responding as a Guest?)
Comments: Do you realize how tedious, counterproductive, and stupid it would be to actually practice racism 24/7? So I am a black person, I would have to be negative to every single non-black person that I meet per minute per day per week per month per year? So whenever I go shopping and a non-black person attends to me what am I suppose to do: call him/her a derogatory word, refuse the service and ask for a black person to serve me instead? Or if I am in a queue waiting to pay a bill and a non-black person strikes up a conversation with me, am I supposed to turn away and indicate a racist reaction? At work only teach the black students, only talk to the black teachers? Blame every non-black person for the bad behaviour of the one who offended me? Gawd that's a lot of hard work and I simply don't have the stamina or time to practice racism.
Politically in Trinidad and Tobago the two parties: the PNM and the UNC take turns governing our country. They are all we have so no surprise when UNC wins this time round especially with the novelty of having our first female prime minister. The next time round would be PNM and so it goes.
Racism or not, as a citizen I still do my part in contributing to the success and progress of my country. Make whatever government that is in power accountable. I encourage foreign investment, I advertise my country in my internet social networking websites. I pray for the leaders of my country whether I voted for them or not. We all have to live with each other. Not every East Indian, Black, Chinese, Spanish, Caucasian,and Syrian is racist. There are still many of us who are in the majority who are too busy building our country than splitting hairs over who don't like whom. We are in the middle of a global economic recession. Top countries are now struggling, Eastern European countries still suffering from ethnic cleansing, the Middle East is still at war. We have it sweet in Trinidad and Tobago, we are just complacent, spoiled, and we are becoming materialistic and godless. We are even spared major disasters from nature and instead of having a day of humble thanksgiving, we laugh and say "God is ah Trini!". We do whatever we want here and play the fool. Yet we complain.We litter brazenly but are shocked when it floods, we break the laws with such arrogance but cry racism when we are convicted, we disrespect those in authority, refuse to home-train our children but spoil them; yet we complain when the natural consequences hit us and blame others. We refuse to take the free educational facilities given to us on so many levels for EVERY age or status of citizen but we get vex when we don't receive a handout instead. One of these days we will rue the day that we took our freedom for granted and no one will give us the time of day.