Blogs Discuss Barbados Holetown Festival, Racism and Cabinet Shuffles

A few places of interest to Bajans on a Thursday afternoon…

Racial Issues…

Jdid at Doan Mind Me has some ideas about playing Race Cards.

Stella at Barbados Forum touched off an excellent discussion when she posted “Confused About The Racial Politics In Barbados”

I’m new to Barbados – I would describe myself as a Black person who happens to be biracial. I thought I would fit in really well here but I find that I am getting weird reactions from some people because my skin tone (similar to Halle Berry/ Sade/ Bob Marley) seems to be very rare in Barbados although it’s common in the US. Sometimes I get bad treatment from people who are darker than me; I also get really bizzare reactions from people who are a bit lighter than me (not white) who form another signficant group in this country.

I daren’t discuss it with anyone because Barbados is so small – everyone seems to know everyone here. Has anyone got any thoughts on this or is this too taboo to talk about?

Linda from Barbados Blog tells the story of a tourist who was frightened because a polite young lady on a crowded Bajan bus offered to hold her packages. That tourist musta been from New York City! (Chill out lady, not all of us who ride the bus are thieves.)

Holetown Festival

Titilayo from Gallimaufry Blog went up to St. James last weekend and took some photos of the roving tuk band challenging a kittle player to best them.

Linda from My Barbados Blog also posts on the Holetown Festival and has a link to last year’s story too.

(Our own Robert was very pleased with himself because Rhea – the new Banks Girl – gave him a smile at Holetown. My heart still pines for Shantelle from 2004…sigh…)

Cabinet Shuffle Comments

Neil Benn at Passenger’s Log risks the rath of his mother to talk about Hamsters Befriending Snakes and other “Tacky Politics”. Neil also talks about George Belle’s comments on call-in show Down To Brass Tacks.

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