Backward steps

Posted: December 13, 2007 in bermuda politics

I don’t think the language used by Ms Foggo and others helps anybody – it insults the intelligence of the voter and does not make the PLP attractive to the white voters it says it wants to encourage. I really feel race relations have taken several backward steps during this campaign. Whether you agree with some of the initiatives taken by the Brown government or not, I think through Rolf Commissiong’s committee and bringing in race relations expert Tim Wise, they have at least tried to engage whites in a debate about race that remains very important to many black Bermudians. I fear the vitriolic rhetoric that we’ve heard in this campaign has undone a lot of that work and has served only to confirm existing prejudices. We need conciliation, not confrontation.

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