Them – Get over it, it’s been X years.
Me – It has been 5 generations. Only 5. My great great grandma was a slave. The remnants of slavery, colonialism and post colonial life still haunt my family and my country. Wtf do you mean “get over it?”
Children were murdered in cold blood and justice has still not been served! My people value their lives far less than the descendants of the colonizer!
Systemic racism and biases are still written in our laws and constitutions!
We still have our colonizer as our head of state!
People are still saving chinaware in cabinets in their houses!
Our crown is still outlawed to exist in it’s natural state in schools and places of business!
Schools still have uniform policies that involves students dressing like “Christians” wtaf???!
Students are still forced to have devotions every single morning for how dare we abandon our colonizer’s God?! 😭😡
I’m still angry!!!!!!! And I refuse to just GET OVER IT!
It was only 2017 that the British Prime Minister visited Jamaica, told us to get over the centuries of slavery AND offered to gift us a prison so he can repatriate all the Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK!!! The audacity of these vile and vicious British people disgust me !!! The sheer callousness!
What I was even more disgusted at is the fact that MY people applauded him and sat their like “good boys and girls” smh. He would have been on the first flight out had I been in any position to do so.
Caribbean history should be a mandatory course to serve in any aspects of government in Jamaica. A people unaware of their history is bound to repeat it.
Lest you forget…