I had to take on a black Guyanese woman Akola Thompson for regurgitating the old song about the mythical powers of mixed race children in the Caribbean.
My comment was that the premise of this article, that mixed race children will help cure racial disharmony in Caribbean society, is simply not borne out by history or contemporary observation.
Guyana for instance had a long period of slavery and emancipation when considerable numbers of mulatto children (black-white parentage) were produced. Nobody has ever claimed that these children helped reduce the rampant racism of the time.
Later the Indians and Portuguese and Chinese came along and there was some limited mixed race offspring to add to the mulatto children, but the racial disharmony continued unabated.
Instead, the mixed race children put their cup where the milk was flowing, meaning they leaned towards the white people who were the powers in colonial society and rejected their non-European ancestry and culture.
Came self-rule and independence and some political coming together of Indians and blacks for a brief time and a small increase in dougla children. The political unity did not last long and burst into open race war and killing and exodus of most of the Indians.
Racial disharmony went nuclear and has continued to this day. Obviously the presence of mixed race children did nothing.
Trinidad is basically the same story, no evidence of mixed race children having any effect on racial harmony historically. Today, Trinidad has an enormous mixed race group of as much as 24%, cultural and political racial disharmony remains high, there is no racial unity on any important area, no nationalism. to talk about.
Is that enough evidence? I hope those espousing such unproven and purely emotional ideas should know that ignorant propaganda can cause a lot of harm.
There’s a ton of evidence that unions between people of different races tend to be very fragile and prone to breakups and also great suffering and identify pain for the children.
Sociological studies show very clearly that the black male in the Caribbean is often a poor role model as a father, has a tendency towards infidelity, economic irresponsibility. The black mother is too often a single parent overburdened by the task of raising children whether black or mixed race.
Quite simply, what is the benefit to other races of union with black people to produce mixed race offspring? It’s just nonsense to blandly put forward the pious hope without a shred of evidence that said mixed race children could magically have some good effect on race relations in the society.
Quite clearly the group most gung ho about mating with other races and producing mixed race kids are the black males. They openly prefer to mate with other race females in preference to their own black women. But the Indian man wants the Indian woman, the whites prefer their own, Chinese same down the line.
So who wants the black woman to be their mate and mother of their children?
Noooobody! Do a minority report on that, Ms Akola Thompson.
Postscript: I am sure you would think that people on that Guyanese Online site would take me up on the points I made criticizing the writer Akola Thompson’s views. Not a chance. A numbskull named Dennis Albert attacked me for being a racist against black people and never attempted to debate the points I had made, which to me looked quite substantial.
I wrote back explaining how one should conduct a debate or discussion on a serious matter, which the said Dennis Albert had not done.
Then I told him if he was unable to conduct an intelligent debate on the article, would he prefer that I call him an ignorant black jackass? Then he would have the perfect excuse to avoid discussing the topic and he could call me a racist again.
Unbelievably, he fell for it. He raved that I was a racist, how dare I call him a black jackass. He said nothing about the topic of the mixed race black child curing racial disharmony in the Caribbean.
The moderator demanded that I apologize to everybody on the site and when I declined, banned me from further posting on Guyanese Online. Which was a bit of relief.