Would Owen Arthur and the BLP welcome the son and grandson of two Barbados Prime Ministers into Bajan politics?
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Owen Arthur’s recent comments that if Barbadians elect a St. Lucian woman they are “without pride“ aren’t surprising in the least to those who know anything about the Leader of the Opposition.
Last September former Prime Minister Owen Arthur urged Barbados citizens to embrace “racial pride” – but only if your skin is dark enough and you’re not of White, Guyanese, Indian or Chinese heritage. Speaking back then to a Barbados Labour Party gathering, Mr. Arthur “accused members of the governing DLP of lacking racial and national pride.”
Oh yes. The old political fallback position for Owen Arthur and his supporters “Beware the whites”, and when that doesn’t work, it’s “Beware the Guyanese mango sellers” or “Beware the Chinese rat catchers”. In the recent past it’s been a proven winning political formula – but what damage it does to our future and our ability to progress as individuals and as a nation.
Nothing new there. When Arthur isn’t cautioning against the whites and other selected races, he’s calling blacks who disagree with his policies “negrocrats” and other racist labels.
Which brings us to Rawdon “Rawdi” Adams, the grandson of nation-builder Grantley Adams (With Rawdi in the above photo) and the son of our second Prime Minister Tom Adams. Of late, Rawdi has been weighing into Bajan political commentary.
Is Rawdi electable in Barbados or is his skin too light?
Let’s see how Bajans vote…