You should be reading, Ardy. Did you read this? "Here we go again worshiping at the feet of those who use those same feet to walk all over us." I am aware of all those landmarks and since we both agree that I am entitled to my own view. Here's another view of mine, those names should all be changed to reflect the names of indigenous benefactors. Did you read this line in my post? "Come on people start upholding your own local heroes, ask Raffique Shah, I'm sure he knows a few." This should take care of perception. There are lots of Indo and Afro-Trinidadians, languishing in poverty and obscurity who deserve our appreciation and some sign of recognition for what they have contributed to our development. Perceive with knowledge, perception through ignorance is the cause of most of the world's problems.
So tell me, is the perception of an Indo underclass not based in part on the "knowledge" that all those landmarks that I mentioned were named after non-Trinidadions, that prior to the UNC there were no landmarks, not even one, that was named after Indo Trinididadians and that VS Naipaul the most famous Indo-Trinidadian is now being refused similar appreciation.
Come on. What you wrote was just simply a copout. No matter how many platitudes you quote you will never erase the reality we see before us.
It's painful to watch the frequency with which so many "Trinidadians" defend the marginalisation of Indo-Trinidadians.
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