Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bragging about our diversity


In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We brag about how diverse we are

Yet one secretly does not like the other’s race

They keep silent, but you can see it on their face.



In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We brag about how diverse we are

Yet Keith Rowley is too black to be prime minister

So now Mrs Beckles-Robinson thinks she can make a better administrator.



In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We brag about how diverse we are

Yet rum lovers are what we refer to as East Indian descent

So now everybody wants Mrs Kamla out of Parliament.



In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We brag about how diverse we are

But yet when a black man speaks properly and polite

We’re quick to say, “Yuh feel yuh white?”



In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We brag about how diverse we are

Yet when a Caucasian man walks into a room

“They feel they better than we awa?” we assume.



In this island of Trinidad and Tobago

We need to end the race-talk wars

It really does not matter if you are black, white, mixed, Indian or Asian

We need to live as one and promote racial unity.

Shania Auguste

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