British Virgin Islands

Monday, Jul 13, 2020

Hundreds march in Black Lives Matter protest in Road Town

Hundreds of residents joined the Black Lives Matter March, calling for an end to racism and white supremacy in the British Virgin Islands and the wider world.

The march commenced at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park in Road Town and ended with a ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Among the protesters were Premier Andrew Fahie, Deputy Premier Carvin Malone, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly Neville Smith, Junior Tourism Minister Sharie de Castro, Works Minister Kye Rymer, and Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley, among others.


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That post exemplifies the root of the problem - a historical legacy of centuries of propaganda based on the premise of European racial supremacy. It portrays the white colonial master that is the savior to the ever thankful poor black slave. Thank God, I’m an emancipated African - and I don’t worship at the feet of white gods - the Queen or the Governor, who are simply relics of outmoded colonialism built on the tenets of racist institutions of white supremacy that colonized and enslaved Africans for centuries.

As Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,” because sometimes, “shit is just shit!”

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