Thursday, 16 August 2012

TALKING BACK: TALLAWAH readers respond to two of this week’s hottest stories


PRIDE & PREJUDICE


Carolyn Cooper is going to die of frustration in trying to get white people to be penitent about their “position” in the society and Black people to accept that they don't have to bleach for God to accept them. This is not a fight she is going to win by being as mean-spirited as the Jamaica whites who are just “niggers” to the red necks in America or their betters in Europe. Only in the small pond of Jamaica are they any fish, let alone big fish. They have no intent of unloosing the stranglehold because it jingles money in their cash registers. It will take the generation of Usain Bolts, who know deep down who he is because of his gifts and talents which outshines anything they do and who they are at every level, to level the playing field and “time come.” Thanks to Usain’s parents for raising him to be a champion and an example of the true representative of the Jamaican national goal – “Out of Many One People.” – Anonymous

As for Dr. Cooper, she has stirred up a hornet's nest. I completely disagree with some parts of her article, and think it may just open some old wounds. But maybe they need to be opened, cleansed, and sewn up again. We shall see. No doubt that race is a huge issue in Jamaica though. As a white woman, don't I know it? – Petchary

OF HEROES & LEGENDS

Coach Mills should long have received the Order of Jamaica (OJ) the same time that Bolt received it. He not only made a star athlete of Usain Bolt, but of other athletes throughout the years he was the Jamaican national athletic coach. Let's give the man his due. In commemoration of Jamaica 50 both, he and Coach [Stephen] Francis should be awarded the Order of Jamaica for their phenomenal work with our youth. They have unselfishly done much more for Jamaica's image and economy than most of the people who now hold the OJ. Come on, Jamaica, do better than that. – Anonymous





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1 comment:

  1. I agree with the reader on Mr. Mills. Thanks for sharing my comment. I plan to blog about it, at some point.

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