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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Black Bahamians, cultural stupidity, and 40 years of political independence and beyond
By Dennis Dames
I have had
an awkward experience on a bus stop recently.I met a black American couple who was visiting all the way from Seattle;
the husband related to me their experience in a hotel restaurant.He told me that the servers must have taken
them for natives, because they were seated for a long while before they were
approach for service.They saw the waiter
or waitress passing them often, serving the lighter colored guests and other people
of whom they apparently perceived as tourists - at other tables.
The man asked
me: if I have ever had such an experience?My answer was yes, and I added that this is a common practice in The
Bahamas where black Bahamian waiters, waitresses, and others, prefer to serve
white customers and other assumed visitors over black Bahamians; even if the
black Bahamians were seated first.
I told him
further, that I do not put up with it anymore; I simply walk out and go where I
am more appreciated. This is indeed sad
for a so called black nation.I have
stated before, that we black Bahamians have a really serious problem with black
Bahamians. We really need to do some serious reflections as
a people moving beyond 40 years of political independence and cultural stupidity.We need to do better.