What’s Up With Skin Bleaching?

One of the challenges of living in these times is the difficulty being able to discern whether a behaviour is a fad or something more concrete. Cultural relativism seems to have subsumed the view by what seems to be a growing minority that a society should have as its underpinning a healthy layer of ethics to guide our daily interactions. A classic example is the discussion about Rihanna’s surrender to the world of the US influenced music genre R&B even if it means she would have betrayed all the mores inculcated by a Bajan society. The moral degradation of Barbados society becomes more evident when the people and by extension the government seems impotent to act by relieving her of the Youth Ambassadorship in obvious circumstances.

Regrettably social scientists have become silent and the void has created the opportunity for opinions of a quantitative flavour to trump all. It has become fashionable for subjective positions to win arguments even if it means society as a whole maybe threatened. Despite the fact there is enough evidence to show if Barbados continues on its current path our society will further descend into a moraless pit, cultural relativism continues to go unchallenged by leaders in civil society.

As a dominant Black society Barbados should be concerned about how our way of life is being infected by other cultures. Our willingness to compromise on unique attributes which historically have defined who we are must be troubling. It may even seem redundant to explain a key characteristic which defines a Black person is the colour of the skin.

The Jamaican Gleaner reported last week the popular practice of Black Jamaicans to bleach their skins to achieve a lighter skin colour. The report also highlighted another behaviour which is interesting:

Pressure eventually reached to Coffee, not only by way of her colleague “massage therapists” but simply because the men who came in, after viewing the bevy of young women, would not request her “services”. In the space of three months, with the application of creams and lotions, Coffee added much milk to her cup and even though her name hasn’t changed, the beautiful ebony-skinned woman disappeared and eventually morphed into another browning.

The individual (massage therapist) featured in the Jamaican Gleaner article was forced to bleach her skin to ensure that she remained competitive in her job. Some believe bleaching the skin is a fad, some suggest it exposes a Black people in crisis who are searching for their identity.   Although the practice of bleaching has become popular in Jamaica, according to the Gleaner article the practice has been observed in North America as well.

Why the hell should Black people be bleaching their skin?

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  • As a dominant Black society Barbados should be concerned about how our way of life is being infected by other cultures. Our willingness to compromise on unique attributes which historically have defined who we are must be troubling. It may even seem redundant to explain a key characteristic which defines a Black person is the colour of the skin.
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    Black is a social construct which gained prominence in the 1950’s and 60’s in the US Civil Right’s movement and spread around the world ….. including Barbados!!

    At the time its use in preference to the term negro was resisted by older members of what is now referred to as the African American population.

    It is pretty difficult to get away from US cultural penetration.

    Truth is you are what you think you are, not what some classification assigns to you,

    ……. at least that seems to be the current thinking ……

    ……………. until it is replaced by more enlightened reasoning!!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    Black women need their brians examining. Witness; the one from Britain who died in the US the other day from an op. to have her botty enlarged! Black women suffer this disease of self-hatred, much worse than any other ethnic group. However, the Asians make a very good living out of their stupid vanity so I guess that some good comes out of it afterall.

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  • “However, the Asians make a very good living out of their stupid vanity so I guess that some good comes out of it afterall.”

    The Asians also make a killing of their own people’s vanity. Chinese women bleach just as much as or more than Blacks.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    maybe, but, i’m pretty sure that no other race’s women wear dead people’s hair, nearly as much as black women n, that’s only one of their psychological disabilities!!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    so our women following d Chines n Asians?!! lol!!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    in other words, what ur saying is that ALL the world’s women are ****ed mentally?! omg! somebody help dum!

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  • If we use the Jamaican Gleaner article as a case study the issue becomes more about how wider society regards people with lighter skin and the possible identity crisis Blacks find themselves, we are Black, it is what is is moreso than Chinese who are already a light skinned people.

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  • Why should black men dye their hair? Why does society abhor locks? Why do black women straighten their hair?

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  • @spratt

    And the answer is…?

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  • Look back at the older generation….men were told to marry LIGHT to get nice brown skinned children. Look today if a son or daughter brings home someone blacker than them or the family. Listen how many of us say that the sun too hot and dem black enough and dem doan want to get any blacker. Look how people does praise light skinned children and call dem pretty even though dem ugly as ass, but when it comes to black child they would say “he/she is good looking BUT” All wunna should take some self inventory and see what wunna come up with.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    Well ‘Island’, I black n I proud n there isn’t a single thing false pun me moreover, i don’t n have never wanted to be a single shade lighter. Now, can wunna all same the same? I doubt it!

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  • This is not just a black people thing. For decades (maybe centuries) white people have been obsessed with tanning much to the risk of their health with melanoma and other skin cancers having seen drastic increases over the last 50 years. These days the especially risky tanning beds are being replaced by a spray on tan either in a can or sprayed professionally in a sort of human-sized version of a car painting booth. Can you imagine?

    The example of Asians was mentioned above. It’s a beauty thing and is spurred on by the fashion industry and related parts of the media industry. As far as whites and blacks go the goal seems to be looking like Halle Berry – a laudable if unrealistic (for most) goal. Some people will always find this distasteful for a variety of reasons (health risks; self shame as it relates to your race) but it’ll never change and in fact will continue to develop in new and, as of now, unimaginable ways. Vanity is a powerful thing.

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  • Black people are their worst enemies, so stop blaming other races. Black women spend more money than any other race on Hair. Black people have been brainwashed. A perfect example, in the early eighties, I was the rep of a Black hair product. I was introducing to the retail outlets around Bridgetown. I approached the Supervisor to introduce the product. She started saying that she is tired of all these products on the market for black people. Mind you at the time there was only one other Black product for hair . She told me look on the shelves and see all the hair products she has. I looked and saw only one for black hair, the others were all white products with pictures of white people with long hair. I pointed out to her I can only see one Black product. I queried how come her stock consists of 95% white products when they are catering to a country with a population of 95% Black . She responded that the black hair products are only a fad and that people will forget them and go back to the white products. Another time I was with a rep who represented Wella products from Germany. His photos were glossy with Blondes and Brunettes showing their long tresses. Mine were with Black models showing curly hair styles. He told me that soon people will turn back to this holding up a photo of a Blonde. I pointed out that we never looked like that. He was dumbfounded and said nothing more. In my teens, I also sold Rimmel products for an agency (my first real job) and I told them that they need to make colours for black women and we don’t want to be wearing makeup for white people and we do not like looking like we ready for the hot oil. The looked at me in surprise. How come this little black girl telling them how to rum dem business. Well I couldn’t get through and I fired de wuk!

    Skin bleaching has been around for a long long time. Remember that product called Nadinola? The ad on the tv was saying when you put it on your complection will be smoother and better. Remember Ambi skin cream? It was advertised all over the place. Yes most of the importing agencies were run by Whites and dem had us good! And we mad dem real rich! LOLLLLL

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  • @islandgirl

    Blacks don’t like this subject.

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  • @ David

    Blacks don’t like themselves. They first have to accept and love themselves. Many Black men have demonstrated that they prefer the lighter skinned women making darker skinned women feel inferior. We are never satisfied with what we have. Look how white women lie in the sun to get darker and black women are tying to get lighter.

    Marketing has alot to blame for this . Look at the BTA ads, you will see light skinned blacks and people who look more like the population of Trinidad and Tobago. Not a black nappy head person to be seen on them. Take Bermuda for example, they show black people with dem nappy head and dem children. Jamaica have been the forerunners with their ads featuring all types of Jamaicans. Yet this skin bleaching has always been ritual for many in Jamaica. It is sad when a race can’t see the beauty in themselves. Lawwwwd dis is a very tenda subject fuh alotta wunna.

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  • @What’s Up With Skin Bleaching?
    Posted on February 13, 2011
    by David| 14 Comments

    “Despite the fact there is enough evidence to show if Barbados continues on its current path our society will further descend into a moraless pit, cultural relativism continues to go unchallenged by leaders in civil society.”
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    Totally agree with you David. Normal societal societal behaviour is now largely characterised by debauchery.
    Have you seen the front page of BARBADOS TODAY?

    It’s this type of Corporate promotional activity that continues to concern me deeply. Cave Shepherd and Co., have no qualms about engraving , in the most public way, their corporate badge on the encouragement of voyeurism. We complain about Rihanna’s indiscretions (see her 90% nakedness at the Grammys?), yet we say nothing about whorish-looking young ladies parading on Bridgetown’s main street.

    CAVE SHEPHERD, you should be ashamed. If you cannot find anything better to do with your corporate advertising and promotional DOLLARS, distribute it among the hard working school teachers of this country, who are faced everyday with the mounting challenges of molding the lives of our precious young people.

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  • Islandgal246
    what’s your take on say Black Barbadian women who straighten their hair and marry white Americans? My take on such is that it doesn’t mean a thing other than a personal choice but some other people would generalize and write a roll of nonsense about Black people like “not liking themselves” etc. What a world we live in!

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  • yet we say nothing about sexy-looking young ladies parading on Bridgetown ’ s main street.

    I am a red man who knows that if those young ladies were white none a wunna would be calling them whorish-looking.

    Barbados…… a nation of hypocrites.

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  • We can always find a rebuttal can’t we? The judgement will always have to be made as to what creates the greater harm. Are we prepared to draw a line?

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  • @Ping Pong,

    Yes I am married to a white American , and was also married to a black Bajan. It is amazing when I stopped straightening my hair how many black people wanted me to go back to straightening it and my husband liked it natural. I go with whatever I feel like , natural or straight. I have no problem crossing racial lines when it comes to marriage. But I have a problem when you lose your identity because of it. I am also from a mixed background and I have heard it from all sides their views and beliefs on race and colour. I was told that I am not to stay out too long in the sun. Not to leave my black hair loose because it was not straight. I was made to feel that being black was not acceptable. Many of my friends had hangups about their complexion and hair. I used to wonder why can’t we comfortable with who we are. Yes it took many years to get over these hangups and I realise that I would never let my daughter hear these negatives about black people. When some child told her that he didn’t want any black girls at his party she came home crying and told me. I told her to tell him take a good look at his daddy. My mother told me when I was pregnant with my daughter , that I was going to have an African baby. I told her so what, that she had eight of them. That is why I told many of you to take some self inventory and see what you come up with. We are not perfect but we can change and learn to love ourselves and other alike.

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  • Are we prepared to draw a line?

    Some of us draw the line in our personal lives while accepting the right of others to be different.

    Those of us living in North America tend to be more liberal minded.

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  • many people will say blacks don’t like themselves but they have to try extra hard to find confidence. from the days of slavery, the whites went all out to show the Africans that they were animals, hideous and inferior. times changes but still people hold the view, especially in this pre-colonial island that the blacker you are, the uglier you are. i am of mixed heritage, (black with indian) and i find that people are fascinated with my hair, when i tell them it is natural they think i am lying. once someone was even offended with me ’cause i told them i was mixed hence my type of hair. i am dark chocolate and love it. i am not ashamed of my black or indian ancestry but bajans seem to think that i should embrace just my black ancestry and forget the indian, i love both. I noticed sadly that women are treated differently according to their skin colour but this is the society we live in and it will not change, it became that way during slavery and it will remain that way for generations. my kids are very light skin, i did not plan it that way (they are black, indian, white ancestry). i have found that people tell me how pretty, (always pretty) they are and i know that but i see black skin pretty kids too and no one tells them that. i have a relative who’s black skin and very beautiful, she is the only person i know of who I have heard many people describing as ‘pretty’. we can’t change the world we live in but we can change some situations. i have found black African women to be extremely beautiful but i have seen too that many people are reluctant to even open their mouths and say how beautiful they are. i understand why a black woman would want to bleach. it is not that she does not like herself but that she believes that if she was lighter, she would be prettier. just like those who believe that if they were smaller, they would be sexier and others who believe if they were darker (tanned) they would be prettier. that’s the world we live in.

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  • @Truthman Burton | February 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM |

    “…yet we say nothing about whorish-looking young ladies parading on Bridgetown’s main street.//”

    it is statements such as the above that shows just how trained we are in the white man’s world. a white or indian girl parading in Bridgetown’s main street would get many favourable responses. but let a black beauty do it and it is that sh..e from people like truthman, that you would hear echoing all across the nation. i am glad for my heritage only because i live in a world where jackasses exist on a podium string being pulled from the 18th century. Truthman, it is okay to see the beauty in black skin, massa day done and massa too loved the black skin more than the white. read your history books, it’s all there

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  • darker the berry the sweeter the juice
    other races besides blacks wear extensions also, what about the breast enhancements, botox, lashes, eyebrows, females always see the need for self improvement, however you should always never forget your roots and culture, black hair in most instances is usually very coarse and some find it difficult to manage
    i do agree that they are some beautiful dark children out there that more often than none go unnoticed but the hint of a red skin one ohh how cute how pretty this time children arent however what ever creed colour its a blessing

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  • Smooth Chocolate, you great big fool! Did you hear me say anything about colour? What did I say that would make you conclude I do not see beauty in Black skin, but only in white and indian? MORALITY HAS NO COLOUR. It is people with opinions and life choices like yours who constantly nourish the cause, but curse the outcome.

    Let me tell you though that I am proud of, happy and contented with my complexion ….. it’s what God determined for me and gave to me ….. I didn’t make myself, and I don’t behave like I did, neither have I developed and hold any self-esteem issues as a consequence of my naturally beautiful tan.

    A startling number of women (all age groups, but especially the young) in our country have very easily moved to a position where they seem most uninhibited about publicly exhibiting their private parts. The name of the game is FLESH, and all modesty, all sense of decency is lost.

    There are many elements in societal behaviour today that remind me of a tragedy I read about several years ago. It happened in Georgia USA at Stone Mountain, the largest boulder in the world. Atop the mountain, a young man was walking unsuspectingly along, oblivious of the gradual and almost imperceptible downward curvature of the dome-like mountain. Suddenly, he became aware of the fact that he was powerless to retrace his steps to safety. He had gone to the point of no return. Frantically, he cried, “Help! Help!” His piteous plea was to no avail. Horrified spectators saw him hurtle to his death below.

    So where are we going ? We seem to be on a dangerous path and have not recognized it. When will it be too late for us to turn around?

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  • BU deliberately posted an extract from the article which highlights the attitude of Jamaican society to ‘Coffee’ when she had darker skin. Who is disputing the individual right to present a physical appearance how they prefer? Of interest is the reaction of wider society to skin complexion and what does it mean.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    is funny cause back in d 60s black people used to love themselves, with the afro n ting, so, whahappen?

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    To me, people like Rihanna, Oprah n Michelle Obama should be setting the example but, I doan expec black women to have nuh sense!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    n, aside from d hair, duh gone back to d powder puff wid a vengance! lol! major job in psychiatry dere for somebody!

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  • smooth chocolate | February 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM |
    … and massa too loved the black skin more than the white…

    And so it is with our stupid Black women of today, who love white skin more than black, jumping at any opportunity to be “slaughtered” by a White man. Black women are allowing themselves to become a passing fad for White men. Investigate our misguided young Black women at university.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    “I doan expec black women to have nuh sense!” – not to mention RACIAL PRIDE!

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  • I will like to implore all of my beautiful black brothers and sisters, to research melanin. If you didn’t know, melanin is what makes us Black people black. It also does more than that it protects us from harmful U.V rays, and contains a plethora of compounds, minerals and such, any way YOU need to do the research. BTW how many Black people do you see coming down with skin cancer?
    I love my skin even tho I’m not as dark as others, I actually wish I was much darker.

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  • @bajankidd

    What you wrote maybe a fact but it is like stating smoking is bad for your lunges yet people still do it.

    Blacks need to be connected spiritually and historically to who they are and where their roots lie.

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  • What I have discovered from a young child we have been systematically been indoctrinated that white or fair skinned people are superior. Look at the very first books we read and the pictures in them. The toys we played with. I remember my mother bought us Black dolls in the mid sixties. We were living in Trinidad at the time. How I loved my dolly. The neighbours were of all races, black, white, hispanic, syrian, and mixed. I brought my doll all over the neighbourhood with me. My little English friend who wanted her mum to get a doll like mine for her. We spent endless hours playing together with my doll, even though she had her white dolls. She even had her mother plait her hair like mine. When I came to Barbados I was very surprised that there were no Black dolls to be found in the stores and my doll was unique in Barbados. That was in the late sixties. I noticed that in the seventies that the toy shops had only had white dolls of course with long hair. This is how black women learnt that they were not good enough if their skin was not lighter and hair not longer. The books and magazines only catered to the white race. When magazines like Jet and Essence came onto the scene, we were excited. They were so expensive for the average black person that we would read used copies . In the sixties and seventies and early eighties, how many firms would employ a woman with a natural hairdo? If you sported an afro you were considered a radical. Nowadays if you have dreadlocks you are considered a drug user and passed over. As I have said before, take some self inventory and be honest with yourself. We have a long way to go but I feel there is some hope for us.

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  • @David | February 15, 2011 at 2:07 AM |
    “BU deliberately posted an extract from the article which highlights the attitude of Jamaican society to ‘Coffee’ when she had darker skin. Who is disputing the individual right to present a physical appearance how they prefer? Of interest is the reaction of wider society to skin complexion and what does it mean.”
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    David, I am not sure if I am reading you correctly, but are your remarks above in answer to my comments about the morality of the situation, with mostly young ladies brazenly exposing their private body parts in public?

    Although the original intent of your article was to gaige the “reaction of wider society to skin complexion and what does it mean,” it wasn’t me who added another dimension to the direction of the discussion. My comments on morality were based on your earlier assertion that : “Despite the fact there is enough evidence to show if Barbados continues on its current path our society will further descend into a MORALESS PIT, [my emphasis] cultural relativism continues to go unchallenged by leaders in civil society.”

    It was you who introduced morals, by also stating in your first paragraph, that….. “The moral degradation of Barbados society becomes more evident when the people and by extension the government seems impotent to act by relieving her [Rihanna]of the Youth Ambassadorship in obvious circumstances.”

    I was merely SUPPORTING your contentions. Besides, if I am reading you correctly, are you suggesting that those “Cave Shepherd young ladies” have no responsibility to present themselves decently in public? For you, it is just a matter of individual right? If so, you are contradicting yourself.

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  • The basis of this article and associated comments is US cultural penetration.

    Malcolm X is a prime example, he is a US import!!

    What exactly is Bajan in all of this?

    Where are our Bajan thinkers on our Bajan heritage?

    I have pointed out that “Black” is a social construct coming out of the US from the 50’s and 60’s.

    What is our heritage which predates this period of cultural penetration and which informs our thinking?

    I believe we have lost it and are no longer able to think for ourselves.

    Our politicians knowingly or unknowingly have seen to that.

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  • For those who would choose to deny the effects of COLONIALIZATION* and the stark legacy of SLAVERY* and its historical ramifications on the Black psyche – the evidence is all around us in the perpetuation of “WHITE” cultural supremacy hinged and shackled on the pinions of “CAPITALISM” – exported, entrenched and etched into the conscientiousness of BLACK* folks everywhere…

    This is NOT* a Bajan thing or an African American thing – neither is it relegated to the domain of 1st world, developed, lesser developed or antiquated societies…

    American imperialist cultural relativism wrapped in the cotton-wool of MEDIA* propaganda has done a job on 99.9% of the world’s populace who in the last [50] years have had access to RADIO*, TV* & now multimedia technology…

    What is inimical to MOST* Black women today is this inability to outrun the predatory nature of psychological socialization which has made them incapable of denouncing the “DOMINANCE” of white cultural indoctrination – in the same way that BLACK* men have not been able to free themselves from the age-old forbidden fruit of “WHITE” flesh which in itself has created in a vicious cycle of “INTRIGUE” between the Black male & the white female and vica versa…

    I will post below the thoughts of a dear friend and a fellow “home-boy” who lives in my former hometown of Philadelphia (who I believe says it beautifully)…

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  • @smooth chocolate | February 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM | @Truthman Burton | February 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM |

    “…yet we say nothing about whorish-looking young ladies parading on Bridgetown’s main street.//”

    it is statements such as the above that shows just how trained we are in the white man’s world. a white or indian girl parading in Bridgetown’s main street would get many favourable responses. but let a black beauty do it and it is that sh..e from people like Truthman, that you would hear echoing all across the nation. i am glad for my heritage only because i live in a world where jackasses exist on a podium string being pulled from the 18th century. Truthman, it is okay to see the beauty in black skin, massa day done and massa too loved the black skin more than the white. read your history books, it’s all there”
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    Think Smooth Chocolate, Think, because you have entirely missed my point!
    If YOU are oh so passionate about exposure of Black beauty, go one step further than Cave Shepherd. Let your wife, daughters, nieces, aunties, parade on Broad Street, this time without the skimpy panties ….. meaning nothing on below.

    If I were a betting man, I’d bet that ALL of your passion, ALL of your “principled thinking” on this issue, evaporated at the thought of that suggestion.

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  • Interesting, I have always wanted to be darker, I’m what people call red whatever that is (people aren’t red, various shades of browns, pinks, yellows and gold ).

    From primary school people use to always wonder what was my issue, lighter is better and all that jazz. I always felt black, the darker the better was the most beautiful skin tone I have ever seen. It was smooth so beautiful.

    Well I’ve come to terms with being “red”I like my colour because I like how I look, but I still don’t understand what the issue is with being dark with being black?

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  • “Skin for skin” – the immortal words of “LUCIFER” that Fallen Angel*…

    Issues of COLOR*, pigmentation and hue are merely symptomatic of a much more deeper and pervasive problem endemic within a lost, decadent, collapsing world that is frankly on its knees…

    Like in the days of JOB* – when a man’s “skin” is touched by adversity – these menial, frivolous and oftentimes asinine areas become inconsequential…

    The “REAL” issues are still left to one-side, GLOSSED* over as we move on to the next thing (with the attention span of a humming bird)…

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  • The man wiv no name
    LOL. ya got ma cryin. ya bouncin at black women very bad. ‘cordin ta you, we like we is de worse ting dat God evva create man. good ting i kno betta. sum a dese tings is jus fashion fads man, like de weave fa instance. mo managable, dem say. i lite- black wid kinky hair so i doan need de mock hair. i tink dat sum black women ova-do it wid de mock hair but doan kill dem fa dah man.

    Truthman
    Hello my dawlinks. muahhhhhhhh, rite pun dem lipz.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    Hi Bonny, i doan hate all uh dum jus moas. in fak, my own beautiful gal is black, black, black, n i love her to bits. poor ting still caan leave d powder puf n d false hair alone, no matter how much i beg she, but, in spite uh dah, d devil as gorgeous as anyting n a personality to die for. in fak, i hay waiting fuh she tuh call me now, n i jus caan wait boy! Just that I think the leading-lights like Oprah n ting, should set an example. so disappointed wid dem n the willingness of d mass uh black women to follow suit, so sheeplike, but dah is black women fuh yuh. They think they’re ugly when a lot of the time, they’re absolutely beautiful naturally – jus like my own gal!

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  • It continues to amaze me that we can berate the impact of cultural penetration and take up a position based upon it.

    All of the videos in support presented here are directly from the US … for US consumption.

    Where is the Bajan mind?

    Does it even exist?

    I think not for, as is evident, we have ceased to think!!

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  • @ John

    “It continues to amaze me that we can berate the impact of cultural penetration and take up a position based upon it… All of the videos in support presented here are directly from the US … for US consumption… Where is the Bajan mind? Does it even exist?…”

    Are you living in some kind of cocoon or what?

    Has modern-day POP CULTURE* become some amorphous, homogeneous entity that provides BAJANS* or anyone else the luxury of a UNIQUE*, untainted, unadulterated cultural exclusivity that is FREE* from the ravages of Western imperialist, Caucasoid-controlled, EuroAmerican mediazation (not penetration as you allude) but ASSIMILATION*, transmogrified and remotely brainwashed into the psyche of MOST*…

    Not even you are FREE* from its ravages!!!

    But it’s easy to be in DENIAL…

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  • Whew ….. dem is some big words!

    Guess you are agreeing with me …. we have been brainwashed.

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  • @Bonny Peppa | February 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM |
    “Truthman
    Hello my dawlinks. muahhhhhhhh, rite pun dem lipz”

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    Sorry Bonny …. you missed, because you would know, I ran away from you very fast! I know you find me irresistible, but it would be unwise and unsafe for me to kiss you. I still love you though, but I will exercise that love from a distance, thank you.

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  • John | February 15, 2011 at 4:13 PM |

    Whew ….. dem is some big words!

    Guess you are agreeing with me …. we have been brainwashed.

    @ John…

    Hahahahaha……..that was funny!!

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  • I found this article interesting…….

    http://academic.udayton.edu/race/04needs/family06.htm

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  • This thing is all about vanity and false ideals. I mean, look at the image of too-skinny models walking the catwalk, who have no butt, no curves. It is only now being eroded when people have questioned the nonsense that goes with it and now that people like Jenny Lopez with her large and wonderful butt and Beyonce with her shapely body, have moved that too-skinny image aside.

    On the issue of bleaching, it has been around for years, I remember in high school there was a girl who I used to chat with a bit. One day her skin one shade, next minute it was suddenly lighter, I really wondered what was up with that? She was pretty as it was and I do remember at the time feeling disappointed.

    That said, one chooses for oneself, each has their right to self-determination.

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  • @WIV

    You so full of…….it ! Yuh are such a blasted liar. Wuh black girl. You talking so bad about bajan women on another blog. Now you talking about de Black gal you have. You should be sprayed wid sh…it fuh yuh blastedlies. Fuh real!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    @ac,
    I may b ‘a liar n full uh **it’ according to u but u mus b an ***hole if u don’t believe that i can criticise black women n yet love one at the same time. You’re a ****-head!

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  • @The man wiv no name!!

    Pat will be glad to see you back.

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  • @Wiv
    Yeah!you snotty white ass cud believe yuh own story. Yuh say dat bajan woman should stop breeding so much.Wuh kinda crtitcisim is dat!

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  • David

    Does that mean the man with the “B” name is back?

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  • @Sargeant

    Looks that way.

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  • The man wiv no name
    but wah attrack you ta you gurl in de fuss place? she din had on na mock hair nor usin de powda puff? you like tattos n piercins?you like you hard ta pleeze ya. dese tings is just a fad man doan tear ya coat ova dem n luv we fa wah we is n how we look. mock hair, nails, eyelashes, even we mock orgasms. Betchya like dem.

    Truthman
    ‘ya could treat me anyway ya like, anyhow ya like but darlin not as long as ya like’. tek um from me, darlin, sumday you’ll be minez.

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  • Bonny Peppa | February 16, 2011 at 2:48 PM |
    “Truthman
    ‘ya could treat me anyway ya like, anyhow ya like but darlin not as long as ya like’. tek um from me, darlin, sumday you’ll be minez.”
    *********************************************

    ahhahahahaha
    Not possible in this world nor the next Bonny! I am fully accounted for. How are matters progressing with the eyes?

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  • Truthman
    being fully accounted for in got a ting ta do wid me. i fully accounted for too, so wah? de moe de merriah. ask Sparra.

    de eyes are de same fa now. not gone for de surg’ry yet. so ya still got time ta practis dah ‘smoochhhhhhhhhhhh’ rite pun de eye lidz.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    hi Dave, who on earth is Pat?? i doan know nuh Pat nor mat. but whoever she is, she’s welcome to me! 🙂

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    Who is dis man wid a B name?!
    Bonny, yes darling, im sorry to say dat she WAS wearing all dat crap but, tell yuh d trut Bon, in spite uh dah d girl had a figure to die for which i din wais nuh time in fineing out! n, lucky fuh me, personality tuh die for too! Bon, wid er im truly lucky! I wun tell yuh if she’s a Bajan – yuh will jes have tuh guess but what do u think r the chances! come on, b realistic now! Bon, i keep telling d girl she doan need all dat false crap dat she gorgeous enuf d way she parents n god mek she but, yuh tink she will listen tuh me? no man, i tell yuh black women brainwash man, brainwash!!

    Bon, n others, uh gun tell yuh sumting else bout dis chick. i in chat she up firse yuh know. i swear tuh yuh on d holy book dat Bonny, i din chat she up firse. no, is she is d one who chat me up firse! Can u believe dah! i really din realise dat i was quite suh hansome, in spite uh all d girls telling me so over d years, but, i guess it mus b true! Bonny, tell yuh d trute, unusually fuh me, believe me, n VERY unusually fuh me, my head was buried in my taughts dat day n i didn’t even c d chick! next ting i hear dis woman’s voice an i get a shock when i realise she was talking tuh me! Well, tuh cut a long story short, I said, “yes”, n d res is history! but she was wort it dough! 🙂

    Bonny, u said ‘love u for what u is’. Bonny, u c, dats de ting! i DO love some of u black ladies ‘for what u is’, i.e. ‘naked’, d way god sent u into dis worle. not wid all dat muck on wunna. anyhow, hope u onstan! love.

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  • @The man wiv no name

    Who is dis man wid a B name?!
    *************************
    Since you asked the question I think someone should respond, and as a leopard can’t change his spots some folks arguments don’t change.

    So the man with the “B” name formerly known as “Bimbro”, welcome back….. I think.

    Time for some amusement

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    LOL! ‘Sargeant’, i in nuh Bimbro or Bimbra or whaever yuh call e! i doan know who he is but, whoever he is he mussa b very intelligent fuh u tuh mistake e fuh me! LOL! i like d name dough! Bim for Bim n Bro fuh Brother. in udda wurds, Bim’s firse brother! LOL! i wish id taught uh dat one! yeh, but i in he!

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  • @Sargeant
    Dat is dat clown that spy on BU and then write articles on BFP calling people on BU racist.

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  • ac,

    No. Bimbro is not that individual. Bimbro does have issues with Caribbean women, as he himself said, other than that he is sport.

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  • The man wiv no name
    LOL. you crazeeeee. Now dis B person dat dem accusin you a bein, was one a my favrit men pun BU. An you xpessin youself jus like he. If you is he, I glad dat you bak hay wid me. I nuse ta get rale sport wid Bimbro. specially when he tawk bout de mad woman dat hole-up she clothes at he dong by Jinkins. I did luv Bimbro fa he sens a huma. My udda husban Amused does cum close ta he wid he huma too but Bimbro tek de cake. Dah man sickkkkkk.

    Crusoe
    ya in lie. Bimbro is bare funnnnnnn. He nuse ta got my belly huttin me. I hope um is he dat cum back fa tru. I in k wah he call heself.

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  • The man wiv no name
    I wood like ta kno de questchun dat she ask you doe. not bein malicious. normally de man does ask de questchun but not in you case. you mussy rale hansum fa tru n sexyyyyy.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    hi Bonny, i still trying to figure out who dis Bimbro is. maybe it’s d person who own dis computer before me.

    “but not in you case. you mussy rale hansum fa tru n sexyyyyy.”
    Bonny, it’s true. i really AM dat hansum. i would love to tell u what she ask me but this is a family show but, yuh can guess! 🙂 anyway, not surprisingly in her case, i din wais nuh time in saying “yes”, n i been very happy ever since! dah was my lucky day. she wasn’t a Bajee dough. girl sweet fuh trute! 🙂

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  • @Truthman Burton | February 15, 2011 at 1:54 AM |
    “Smooth Chocolate, you great big fool! Did you hear me say anything about colour?”

    “Think Smooth Chocolate, Think, because you have entirely missed my point!
    If YOU are oh so passionate about exposure of Black beauty, go one step further than Cave Shepherd. Let your wife, daughters, nieces, aunties, parade on Broad Street, this time without the skimpy panties ….. meaning nothing on below.
    If I were a betting man, I’d bet that ALL of your passion, ALL of your “principled thinking” on this issue, evaporated at the thought of that suggestion.”

    Truthman, I am a young mixed (black/indian) lady, so there!! i still stand by my point. how did u move from dressing sexy to wearing no undies? are u for real? maybe i lost ur point.. so what

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    Bonny n others, if ud like to know what happened when i, as a young 19 yr old n my sexy JA girlfren rented a room from a Bajan couple in London, way back then, let me know…..

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  • Hey Man WIV…

    Hi Bimbro. Been away a while, huh? A project had you busy or were you overseas on work?

    How is London town? By the way. dont come to Barbados, the girls here looking too good now, your older heart wont last long.

    If you insist, travel with some aspirin or nitroglycerin or something.

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  • @ BP

    Hi Bon,
    Good to see you back here. Some of us were real concerned when we did not hear from you for so long. Sorry to hear about the probs wid de ol’ eyes, doe. Hope things go smoothly for you with the upcoming surgery. Get one of your grands to keep us up to date using your alias.
    as usual, de ol Bruno.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    i caan onstan dese people keep calling me Bimbro or Bimbra or whaever. i keep telling wunna dat i in nuh Bimbro! why wunna caan hear?!!

    hi Crusoe, thanks for ur advice Bro, inspite uh getting my nom de plume wrong. anyhow, d sweetest west indian chicks r Jamaican ones so, if it was ***** dat i was looking fuh den dat’s where i’d head for. when occasionally i c dese pics on d web uh oversize Bajee black women trying to wuk-it-up n mek a fool uh demself i jes gotta laugh n tank god dat i in day. d, so call, ‘chicks’ in UK in nuh betta but pun d opposite side, if yuh c wha i mene. moas uh dem su thin yuh would feel yuh kud break dem like a stick. i does have tuh laugh tuh myself when i c moas uh dem bo. udda day i was pun d underground here in London n one white ‘chick’ get on n stan sort uh in front uh me, i was seated, n i could swear bline she’d forgotten to put on she skirt. some sort a shirt worn outside n, inspite uh my efforts tuh c i couldn’t quite c till she turn roung tuh lef d train n i could c she was wearing some sort uh extremely small shorts under d shirt, more like a panty. LOL! i jus had tuh laugh man. den, not long after dat, anuder one get on, dis one look nuh more dan 16-24 n she wasn’t wearing nuh skirt at all but, sum kine uh body-stocking. i could swear dat a few years ago she’d b arrested fuh indecency but (a) as dem were white n (b) suh young n stupid day couldn’t interest me so i tell dem ‘guh long’! LOL!!
    As fuh my own girl, she could come n c me anytime, in fak, i expeck her to visit during d next few days n i will b undressing she as she comes through d door! now, SHE, to me, looks like wha a woman should really look like! nuhbody in guess where she come from yet. she in a Bajee!

    ‘Crusoe’ or any other, please tell me, how wunna managing wid d muslim chicks over day. still giving yuh a dirty look everytime yuh look at one (a) cos yuh black n duh in intrestid in nutten black an (b) cos duh religion say duh musntn’t look at a man! den d idiot Bim govt goes n invites dum to live in our country?!! LOL. I tell yuh. if i wus de PM none uh dum would eva c Bim!!

    ‘Crus’, d chicks hah been keeping me busy man. dis black chick i got so wonderful in so many ways, caan get enough of her man. a rare fine indeed. so i was lucky to fine her n she was lucky to fine me! 🙂

    As for London, it’s been turned into a **it place cos of all dese excessively pc **it politicians. wun wais my time telling yuh bout dem idiots man but Bim seem to b a bit stupid too!

    if u would like tuh know what happened when i wus 19 n my JA chick n i rented a room here in London from a Bajee couple den please let me know, n i’ll tell u. meanwhile, have a nice Bajee morn. grey as hell here in London at the moment!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    As fuh dah wun at d top day, she marry tuh one uh my favourite musicians in all d worle, David Bowie. But, much as i cherish d bro, god knows wha he c in she!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    As for Rhinna, now there’s a girl!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    This is so sad. I’m lucky that my black girl’s perfectly endowed, naturally!

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3421071/Claudias-death-is-tragic-but-it-wont-stop-my-illegal-booty-shots.html

    the guys can thank me for the pics afterwards. these will cheer up ur mornings, n nights!! 🙂

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    i hope this ****head doesn’t think he’s in anything near Rhinna’s league! omg! for one thing, he NEEDS telling that his specs r too big. that says it all! anyway, like so many others, this time next year he’ll be history!

    n, Rihanna sweets, those bottoms look more like a diaper than anything else – too high. please don’t wear it again, jes sing! xx

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/music/3420144/Tinie-Tempah-says-Rihanna-is-just-a-regular-girl.html

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  • Okay, okay, Mr.manwivbiname (not Bimbro), who ideals mirror that of former blogger Bimbro.

    Out of respect I shall call you MWiv, sounds like a modern music satar type.

    Glad you have found such a good woman.

    On Rihanna, she is lovely and seems a fine girl, as your article says, all that glamour is record sales.

    One booties, some women dont seem to understand that exercise will do far more for their bodies, and their booties, than any silicone rubbish.

    It will also improve skin tone and facial tone.

    On Muslim ideals, I have no beef with any religion or sect per se, because when we start labelling, we too may gtet labelled.

    But, I am wary of any religion or sect that subordinates women and also segments society, such that it is frowned upon for them to look outside ‘their’ grouping at /for men.

    That in itself is suspect and reflective of a backward mentality. What else will they seek to ‘enforce’?

    It all lis in control obviously, is rooted in ensuring that their daughters do as they say and not bring home a man that they do not want them to.

    Stay well and you seem keen to tell us this story of yours, so go ahead.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    hi Crue, the similarity to Bimbro’s views is purely co-incidental. Bimbro might b my bredda. I must ask he when he comes back from NY. Meanwhile, I’m the real McCoy, I’m afaid! Crue, be mindful of sitting on fences cos when d evil one comes, he wun b sitting on nuh fence. He’ll b coming with a sword in hand and one irrevocable intent – your demise, so, nuh fooling yuhself!
    Will tell yuh what d beastly Bajan landlord did to me n my gal at dat tender age, if anybody else shows an interest.
    peace!

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  • Why are the Muslims not seeking democracy for its women whom they have held captive or hundreds or years while quoting religious teachings. I have norespect for such people.

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  • De Hood
    hi my dawlinks. tanks for de concerns. all will be well i guess. and like everyting else, dat too shall pass. mite take a lil while afta de surgery but i shall return. i won’t involve my grans in my ‘wickedness’ pun BU but maybe wid a lil persuasion, i mite get one a my sons ta drop a line on me behaff. tanks again me bruno.

    Man wiv no name
    you hopeless. i hay gettin convulsions pun my chair. ya hilarious. and like Crusoe sah, if you in Bimbro, I doan kno.
    I waitin ta hear de story man bout you n de Lanlord. I hope dat he/she in wate til you did pun de verge a ‘arrivin’ n bust open de door. Dah wood deflate any wood. LOL. ya too wicked. ga long.

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  • dis guy is not bimbro.!yuh all can forget it! don”t be fooled by another imposter!

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  • ac
    well if dis is not Bimbro, he is a professional imposter. he body language is de same as Bimbro. Check how he phrasin he sentences n evvating. de man is a genius n Bimbro was one. he got me confuse too. I feel um is he. ya kno dat Bimbro din easy a’tall?

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    ac, ur right not to have any respect for them as they certainly don’t have any for us, as black people!

    hi Bonny, LOL, ur so funny. no, that’s not what happened but nuhbody else doan seem intristed in wha happen so it’s hard to c d point uh explaining. suffice tuh say dat i wus VERY disappointed in my Bajee kinfolk day. i never imagine day could behave so. anyway, if anybody else tek an intres in hearing i’ll tell yuh but, at d moment, it doan look like it gun happen. all i can say is – Bajans????

    Bonny, i suspec Bimbro could b my brother. he used to own dis computa befo me. i jes caan b boddered to buy a new one dat’s all, n it seem to b working awright to me! yuh know, if yuh would listen to dese people yuh would b buying one every year. i caan bodda wid dah man! i mus ask he when he come back from d States!

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    hi Bonny, morning n good news; iv contacted my brothe now n he’s confirmed dat he IS Bimbro. he wishes u all well n states that he’s having a wonderful time in NY. he sends a special hello to u (who he hopes is well and continuing to write so splendidly), also to David (who he hopes is smiling at las) n, to Technician (a big hello)! he also said someting bout Lord, or Lad, or Laad – couldn’t quite make out wha her wus going on about but he said dat wunna would onstan! have a lovely Bajan morn! 🙂

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  • The man wiv no name
    Read my lipz:

    “YOU ARE HOPELESS”.

    Gih me regards ta ya brotha Bimbro. You is mo sport dhan he, so is aaightttttttttt.

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  • The man wiv no name!!

    🙂 thanks Bon, i wonder what happened to Technician!!?

    i never did explain wha d no-good Bajee landlord did tuh me n my girlfren did i. well, Bon, yuh wun believe dat after i done satisfying my girl in d morning before i set off fuh work, while i was at work during d day, if he wasn’t trying to chat-up my girl. can u believe it! n a Bajan too, like me! offering my girl money for some – an a man ole enuf to b her father. well, well, my girl didn tek d money. instead she tell me all about it when i get home. i wus so disappointed. u know, a Bajee, one of ur own kine. yuh sort uh expec better! since den i would never trust another Bajee man. don’t u think that’s disgraceful Bon?

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