When Will Bajans Purge Ourselves of White Supremacy?

Submitted by Tee White

Recently, I was listening to an African Bajan, like me, sing the praises of my hometown and make the argument that it had made a significant contribution to the development of Barbados. In support of his argument, he declared that “we provided some of the first governors of the Carolinas”. I was taken aback by this comment. Did the speaker not realise that he was referring to the English slave masters, who saw both his and my fore-parents as sub-human chattel and against whom they committed every crime that could be committed against a human being? Why would a descendant of the enslaved Africans take pride in the fact that the tormentors of his fore-parents had grown so rich from their crimes in Barbados that they emigrated to the USA to continue these barbarities against other African there and rose to be political leaders of the slave masters in that country? It makes no sense but it reflects the official ideology of white supremacy that has been passed down to us from the days of slavery and colonialism and which we have continued to promote during the last 52 years of independence.

This racist doctrine is enshrined in the very preamble to our Constitution which declares:

Whereas the love of free institutions and of independence has always strongly characterised the inhabitants of Barbados:

And Whereas the Governor and the said inhabitants settled a Parliament in the year 1639:

And Whereas as early as 18th February, 1651 those inhabitants, in their determination to safeguard the freedom, safety and well-being of the Island, declared, through their Governor, Lords of the Council and members of the Assembly, their independence of the Commonwealth of England

In reality, Barbados was a laboratory for the destruction of human freedom, safety and well-being. Professor Beckles has pointed out that on the coast of Africa, Barbados was widely known as a place worse than hell and the life expectancy of an enslaved African once they arrived on the island was no more than 7 years. Yet our Constitution presents a fundamentally racist gloss of our country’s history which basically denies the humanity of our African fore-parents.

This psychological dislocation from reality which white supremacy has imprinted on the Bajan psyche is further reinforced with references to the parliament in Broad Street. For example, at Grantley Adams International Airport there is a mural which hails with pride the fact that ‘we’ have the second oldest parliament in the Commonwealth. But who is this ‘we’? The parliament in Broad Street was set up by the English slave masters and used as an instrument for the violent subjugation of our African fore-parents. In 1688, this parliament passed a law entitled “An Act for the Governing of Negroes”. This Act legislated the following:

WHEREAS the Plantations and Estates of this Island cannot be fully managed, and brought into Use, without the Labour and Service of great Numbers of Negroes and other Slaves : And forasmuch as the said Negroes and other Slaves brought unto the People of this Island for that purpose, are of Barbarous, Wild, and Savage Natures, and such as renders them wholly unqualified to be governed by the Laws, Customs, and Practices of our Nations: It therefore becoming absolutely necessary, that such other Constitutions, Laws, and Orders should be in this island framed and enacted for the good Regulating and Ordering of them, as may both restrain the Disorders, Rapines, and Inhumanities to which they are naturally prone and inclined

That no Master, Mistress, Commissioner, or Overseer of any Family in this Island, shall give their Negroes or other Slaves leave on Sabbath-days, Holy-days, or any

other time, to go out of their Plantations, except such Negro or other Slave as usually wait upon them at Home or Abroad, and wearing a Livery ; and no other Negro or Slave, except with a Ticket under the Master or Mistress’s Hand, or some other Person by his or her Appointment, specifying the time allowed for his or her Return ……. And if any Master, Mistress, Commissioner, or Overseer of a Plantation, shall find any Negro or other Slave in their Plantation at any time without a Ticket, or Business from his said Master, and doth not apprehend them, or endeavour so to do; and having apprehended them, shall not punish them with a moderate Whipping, shall forfeit Ten Shillings Sterling, to be disposed of as aforesaid

A N D be it further Enacted and Ordained, That if any Negro or Slave whatsoever shall offer any Violence to any Christian, by Striking, or the like, such Negro or other Slave shall, for his or her first Offence, by Information given upon Oath to the next Justice, be severely whipped by the Constable by Order of the said Justice; For his second Offence of that nature, by Order of the Justice of Peace, he shall be severely whipped, his Nose slit, and be burned in some part of his Face with a hot Iron; And for his third Offence he shall receive, by Order of the Governor and Council, such greater Punishment as they shall think meet to inflict.

Why would the descendants of the enslaved Africans take pride in an institution which committed such crimes against our fore-parents? Should we not instead take pride in the parliaments our fore-parents set up in the cane fields and gullies to fight for human rights on this island against the slave masters and their parliament in Broad Street?

Malcolm X described this psychological affliction that is plaguing Barbados thus:

If the master’s house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say, “What’s the matter, boss, we sick?” We sick! He identified himself with his master more than his master identified with himself. And if you came to the house Negro and said, “Let’s run away, let’s escape, let’s separate,” the house Negro would look at you and say, “Man, you crazy. What you mean, separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?” That was that house Negro. In those days he was called a “house nigger.” And that’s what we call him today, because we’ve still got some house niggers running around here.

In 2018, Barbados, it’s way past time we purged ourselves of this white supremacy.

1,008 comments

  • WHAT IS COMING ACROSS DONNA IT THAT ITS OKAY WITH YOU TO USE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN THAT CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES IN THE WOMB…

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  • this will make the trump haters steupse some more LOL

    Trump cuts funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
    By Bob Fredericks August 31, 2018 |

    The State Department announced Friday that the US “will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation.”

    The US supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the UN’s Relief and Works Agency, which provides health care, education and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

    The US donated $355 million to the agency in 2016 and was set to make a similar contribution this year.

    In January the Trump administration provided $60 million in funding but withheld a further $65 million it had been due to provide.

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  • People profess to care for children before they are born but after…..not so much. Why does the wealthiest nation in the world have a child poverty rate of 21%?

    For black children the rate is 30%, when Obama attempted to raise the Federal minimum wage he was opposed by the REPUBLICANS, Obama eventually signed an Executive order which raised the minimum wage for employees of Federal contractors. Raising minimum wages help those on the poverty line but Republicans believe “those who got gets, those who don’t don’t”.
    Republicans were the majority in Congress within two years of Obama’s election.

    http://www.nccp.org/media/releases/release_200.html

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  • YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE IDEOLOGY OF SOCIALISM IS A GODLESS DOGMA WITH EVERY PERVERSION ASSAULTING THE SENSES & REASON….

    We need to see Evil for what it is. Sanger’s Organization is an Insidious Murdering Institution disguised as Planned Parenthood.

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    Michelle Obama: My Husband Stands for Promoting Abortion

    Michelle Obama made it clear just what President Barack Obama “stands for” as he campaigns for re-election to another four-year term in the White House..

    Consider how the Negro Race is being depleted in America through Abortion!

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    Barak Obama co-sponsored a Bill that would make Partial Birth Abortion legal.

    Barak Obama voted repeatedly in the Illinois senate Against bill to require care and protection for babies who are born alive during Abortions. For a detailed index of documents relating to Barack Obama and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act: http://www.nrlc.org/ObamaBAIPA/ http://www.abortionfacts.com/liter…/partial-birth-abortion

    BARACK OBAMA WAS THE MOST PRO ABORTION PRESIDENT IN US HISTORY

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  • BARACK OBAMA WAS THE MOST PRO ABORTION PRESIDENT IN US HISTORY

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  • And the current Bull Market started on March 9,2009 six weeks after Obama assumed the Presidency, there is no Trump economy without the Obama Economy.

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  • FOLLOW TE MONEY!!

    The first thing the left is going to say is that Federal Funds can’t and aren’t being used for abortions. WRONG! If OUR TAXES are given to Planned Parenthood and they put that money in one bucket so they can use the original money from that bucket for abortions, OUR TAXES are still the funding that allows the abortion to occur.

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    Most lobbying, the corporations and special interest groups are looking for legislation to support their profits and goals, But, situations like this, Planned Parenthood is not getting just legislation. They’re being given our money…

    Then, in return for being given our money, they turn around and give money to the re-election campaigns of those who gave them our money… THIS IS A PAY FOR PLAY AS BAD IF NOT WORSE THAN THE CLINTON’S USED FOR URANIUM ONE.

    Of course, last but not least, you have to consider that through this pay for play scam, OUR TAXES are being routed through Planned Parenthood and then back to the re-election campaigns of those on the left THAT ARE DOING THEIR DAMNEDEST TO TEAR AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!

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  • Let us remember the First Lady as all women should.

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  • POLITICIANS DON’T CARE ABOUT PRO-LIFE THEY CARE ABOUT RE ELECTIONS.

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    Democrats in Congress Ensure Planned Parenthood Receives over $500 Million Tax Dollars Every Year!

    Planned Parenthood then Fives 30 Million Tax Dollars to the Democrats in Congress to pay for their Re-Election in 2018

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    IN ANY OTHER NATION THOSE NUMBERS WOULD BE SEEN AS GENOCIDE!

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    WHAT A SCAM! It’s not only immoral to be killing these helpless babies, but their USING TAXES to do it and then the SCUM in Congress giving them our taxes are getting part of our taxes back to fund their campaigns!

    Draw your own conclusion, but how I see is:

    THE SOCIOPATHIC DEMOCRATS HAVE NO PROBLEM SACRIFICING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BABIES IN RETURN FOR WINNING THEIR RE-ELECTIONS!

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  • @ David,

    my contribution as this blog approaches 1000 comments.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, maybe you can also institute a stupid cartoon policy as well: No more than ONE stupid regurgitated cartoon per day per blogger…. Can any one person be so inanely repetitive!

    And maybe you can initiate another jump off point for US political debate as this one in long in tooth now…and considering this new phase of action there is certainly a lot more talk to come.

    Incidentally did you notice that Papadopoulos has affirmed in court filings that Sessions was supportive of meetings between candidate Trump and Pres Putin!

    That is absolutely astonishing …1) Somebody is lying badly because Mr Sessions previously testified in congress (as far as I know) that he strongly opposed/dissuaded any such meetings when originally proposed 2) Why has this Russian connection continue to flummox so many and cause these terrible differences in recollection and 3) It certainly puts into clearer perspective the mind-bending assertion by POTUS that he fully expected Sessions to be in charge of any Russian investigation.

    This political temperature will surely keep the norther winter months nice and hot ….so if bajans not careful there could be less American tourists needing our sun to frolick 🤣.

    I gone.

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  • @Dee Word

    The blog entertains the Dullards and Intelligent, the forum reflects the society we live in.

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  • Beautiful Saturday Indeed…

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  • @ de pedantic Dribbler September 1, 2018 7:56 AM

    HERE IS A ‘DOUBLE WHAMMY’ FOR THE UN CREATIVE, UN IMAGINATIVE AND OUT RIGHT DEMONRATS DULLARDS…

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  • “WHEN WILL BAJANS PURGE OURSELVES OF WHITE SUPREMACY?”

    (Does not mean purge white people)

    It would be nice for DofBu to do a ‘Jack Bowman’ tidy up of Freedom Cry’s posts in a single pop or 1 by 1 if needs must

    (there are a million anti-abortion memes from USA as it as a contentious issue over there)

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  • A RECAP IS SOMETIMES NECESSARY TO REPEAT THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT BE DECEIVED BY BU TONGUE TWISTERS…

    Freedom Crier August 29, 2018 9:30 AM

    IN SUMMARY OF THIS DEBATE I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THE FOLLOWING ON THIS MATTER…

    According to the author of this article, ‘TEE WHITE LIES’….“When Will Bajan’s Purge Themselves of White Supremacy?”

    The Real Question is When will those people Wake Up from what they knew Fifty Years Ago.

    Mr. Hall who owns Popular Supermarket Chain and Mr.Byneo who owns Carlton Mall Complex and the Six Roads Mall Complex are not white.

    The Massy Group including Supermarkets are Not White there are Publicly Traded Companies.

    The Largest Food Distribution Companies are Not White there are Publicly Traded Companies.

    The Biggest Telecom Company in Barbados is Not White there are Publicly Traded Companies.

    The Second Biggest Telecom Company in Barbados is Not White there are Publicly Traded Companies.

    The Power Generation Company in Barbados is Not White there are Publicly Traded Companies.

    The Chicken Growers are Not White.

    The Majority of the Chicken Processing Industry in Barbados is Not White.

    The News Papers in Barbados are Not White.

    The Two Largest Fast Food Companies in Barbados are Not White.

    Most Small Information Companies are Not White.

    The Biggest land Owner in Barbados is the Government.

    The Government of Barbados are Also involved in the Hotel Sector including the Hilton.

    The Control of the Airport and the Seaport is by the Government.

    They are no White Ministers in Government.

    There is One White Policeman in Barbados and he is just a Policeman.

    The Governor General, the Representative of the Queen is Not White.

    The Prime Minister who won Every Seat in Parliament is Not White.

    And one of the Largest So Called White Companies, the Owner is Married to a Black Lady and he gives Profit Sharing and Shares to his workers.

    They are a Few So Called white owned Business in Barbados that do hire So Called white people but they also hire Nuff So Called Non-White people.

    They are very Few So Called white people in Barbados, they might be white looking people, they might be light skinned people but Barbados has been long mixed up. Or are you one of those people from the US that are so in Love with Race and Race Baiting that you will refer to a Hispanic as a White Hispanic.

    Mr.TEE WHITE LIES, I believe people Brand themselves and you have Branded yourself as ‘TELL LIES ON WHITES’.

    Here is Something for you to Chew on TEE WHITE LIES & ILK…TAKE YOUR FILTHY HATE FILLED IDEAS ABOUT BARBADOS AND SHOVE THEM WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE!!

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  • @FC
    They are no White Ministers in Government. Did any white candidates run? Y/N

    There is One White Policeman in Barbados and he is just a Policeman. Should he be promoted because he is white?

    The Governor General, the Representative of the Queen is Not White. Should she be?

    The Prime Minister who won Every Seat in Parliament is Not White. Should she be??

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  • TheOGazerts September 1, 2018 12:50 PM

    “@FC
    RE…They are no White Ministers in Government. Did any white candidates run? Y/N”

    YES AND ALSO IN THE PAST.

    RE…There is One White Policeman in Barbados and he is just a Policeman. Should he be promoted because he is white?

    THAT IS THE POINT HE IS ONLY A POLICEMAN, HIS COLOUR DOES NOT COME INTO IT…WHITE SUPREMACY DOES NOT RULE IN BARBADOS.

    OLD GREASER TRUTH TWISTER YOU MUST NOT LIVE IN BARBADOS. HOW LONG AGO HAVE YOU LEFT…40 YEARS AGO OR 50?

    RE…The Governor General, the Representative of the Queen is Not White. Should she be?

    YOUR RACISM THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO SAY AND GIN UP DOES NOT EXIST.

    RE…The Prime Minister who won Every Seat in Parliament is Not White. Should she be??

    THE ABOVE ANSWERS ARE ALSO APPLICABLE HERE.

    YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER BU CONTRIBUTOR WHO LIVES OVERSEAS AND WANTS TO STIR YOUR YOUR RACIST DECEPTIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF RACE BAITING TO BRING IT ON BARBADOS.

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  • Freedom Crier,

    Will black people get to Heaven? Will white South Africans, 9per cent of the population with 85 per cent of the land and 74 per cent of arable land, get to Heaven? My favourite hymn is I Come to the Garden Alone, what is yours?

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  • @FC
    Don’t know how you reach your conclusion

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  • Was I 1000 :-)… Bye from here on end.

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  • Good Day Hal … Hal you don’t have to Stay In the Garden Alone…

    We are all SINNERS IN NEED OF REPENTANCE AND HIS MERCY IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND ON CONDITION OF REPENTANCE ALL ARE WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN…

    Greatest History Lesson Ever…

    As the Lord’s Prayer says, “OUR Father Who Art In Heaven”

    One Race the Human Race!

    We Are All Connected By God’s Amazing Grace

    HEAR MY FAVOURITE HYMN.

    Video…Wintley Phipps Amazing Grace

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  • Freedom Crier,

    I like Amazing Grace, but How Great thou Art has deeper meaning.

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  • LOVE THIS RENDITION…

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  • Sandi Patty – How Great Thou Art

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  • Freedom Crier,

    Try Jennifer Hudson singing Amazing Grace at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    I see that this post has broken the 1000 comments ceiling, ably abetted by the prolific Freedom Crier. Perhaps the time has come to put it on cold ice. Just asking.

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  • Hal Austin September 1, 2018 2:03 PM

    “Freedom Crier,

    Try Jennifer Hudson singing Amazing Grace at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.”

    Will check her out…Thank you.

    My Favorite Musial Mentor is Jessye Norman…

    On occasion I have sung this at Funerals…

    The Holy City, Jerusalem – The spectacular voice of JESSYE NORMAN – Soprano….Enjoy

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  • ((▶)) James Blood Ulmer – Are You Glad To Be In America?

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