Hey hey hey...yuh givin dem bais some 50% truth dey bai and some anti-coolie stereotype...hey hey hey. When dem Indo numbers increase in the 1870s-80s and after dem start dig new canal and keep dem ole ones clear. Me in de 1980s and 1990s see me mamoo dem cleaning canals foh de cane punts pass...hey hey hey. Dragline was use only after wan few year...hey hey hey.
This isnt an "anti Indian stereotype". This was a belief system of the planters that it took 4 Indians to do the heavy work that one black man could do. So the heaviest jobs were reserved for black men.
And we aren't talking about the 1980s. We are talking about the 1880s.