Well as I have said for years, they will have to let the issues be properly aired out and discussed. The fear of hostility is blocking them from seeing the tremendous possibilities. Also, holding on to the statement by Eric Williams, “there is no mother Africa and no Mother India” has left many Black PNM supporters unable to understand how racism in constantly being played out, and used as a tactic for the economic advancement of others.
Trinidad and Tobago's history, and world history have to be told from all the ethnic viewpoints, and discussed in the open. This has to become part of regular programs and basic education, so that myths and deceptions can be worked out early.
So while some of us are doing that in the schools we have some influence over, it is not part of the majority of schools. The Indian political activists are not in favour of the African story being told, and the mostly Christianized Africans also think it is unimportant. So more effort is needed to break that spell.
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