Just has a conversation with a friend about this, not particularly about Jamaica but the Caribbean in general. Her man was blaming "Yankee culture" and "allyuh Yankee this and that." We both were saying that is West Indians who making the choice to subscribe to certain aspects of American culture. They running after material things that nuff of us American-born never had growing up and don't even care for now.
That gold-diggin business is something some WIs have accepted and also choose to watch and listen to most of the trash on BET and MTV. Some of the men choose to idolize this thug business. Really and truly, their understanding of American culture is limited. Guess living in the U.S., it is easier to understand that American culture is far more than those things.The stuff they are choosing to subscribe to is generally looked down upon here. It's a shame, but the reasons are multifaceted. If families were stronger and teaching better values then there would likely be a significant difference.