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    Arrow Classism and the CARIBBEAN

    I wanted to discuss Classism in the Caribbean for some time now. ALthough AMERICA has a HUGE issue with RACISM, I think that our issues lie with the CLASS structure..
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    I believe that there is a HUGE CLASS issue in the CARIBBEAN and there is also an OBBSESSION with being fair skinned or marrying or having children with someone who is fair skinned or NOT BLACK (at least not fully). A White and Black rivarly does not really exist in the CAribbean as it does with America bc the Caribbean in soo mixed up and culturally diverse). I know that I am saying a lot....but I think there is a link between being fair skinned and improving your class status in the Caribbean....I could be WAYYYYYYYYYYYyy off so correct me if I missed the mark. What is up with this?...if I want to marry a man that is black like tar why is that a problem?? It really BOTHERS ME
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    I CANNOT touch this topic right now bc I am going out, but I am SURE ppl have something to say about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A class laydee
    I wanted to discuss Classism in the Caribbean for some time now. ALthough AMERICA has a HUGE issue with RACISM, I think that our issues lie with the CLASS structure..
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    I believe that there is a HUGE CLASS issue in the CARIBBEAN and there is also an OBBSESSION with being fair skinned or marrying or having children with someone who is fair skinned or NOT BLACK (at least not fully). A White and Black rivarly does not really exist in the CAribbean as it does with America bc the Caribbean in soo mixed up9culturally diverse). I know that I am saying a lot....but I think there is a link between being fair skinned and improving your class status in the Caribbean....I would be WAYYYYYYYYYYYyy off so correct me if I missed the mark. What is up with this?...if I want to marry a man that is black like tar why is that a problem?? It really BOTHERS ME
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    I CANNOT touch this topic right now bc I am going out, but I am SURE ppl have something to say about this.

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    I totally agree. When I was a student at St. Joseph's Convent in St. Lucia, the students whose parents had money or big name were treated better than us malewe(poor). Also, the lighter you were the more accepted you were especially among the older folks. My grandmother who lives in England favors light skin men for her children and grandchildren. I think it goes back to colonialism. Some black people still suffer from alienation. If you have money and big name you definitely go a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stclass yute

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    Yeah these issues go way way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    Yeah these issues go way way back.
    Is not past yuh bedtime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stclass yute
    Is not past yuh bedtime?

    Go n bathe or something nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    Go n bathe or something nah.
    Eh heh! yuh gettin a visual eh? take dat into de Opp forum nah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stclass yute
    Eh heh! yuh gettin a visual eh? take dat into de Opp forum nah!
    Steupssssssssss Boy gone from here eh. Shucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    Steupssssssssss Boy gone from here eh. Shucks.
    Only cause ah light-skin? Stupesssssssss

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stclass yute
    Only cause ah light-skin? Stupesssssssss
    lol YESSSS! Cause yuh light-skinned. I only like Darkies thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    lol YESSSS! Cause yuh light-skinned. I only like Darkies thank you.
    Fine. Yuh missin out on one piece of tender here yuh know! Buh dais yuh business so go an mind it!

    Now stop post-jackin de gyul thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stclass yute
    Fine. Yuh missin out on one piece of tender here yuh know! Buh dais yuh business so go an mind it!

    Now stop post-jackin de gyul thread!
    Is you who start with yuh post-jacking schupidness so shut up.

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    look 2 allyuh horny crapos take that to pm's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutty
    look 2 allyuh horny crapos take that to pm's.




    I doh be telling you nothing bout u n Alabama Tobago love eh! Right!

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