caribny posted:Django posted:Drugb posted:caribny posted:Druggie just got a mental breakdown as he is trying to peddle that black people knew nothing about rice until 1838 when the first Indians arrived.
More specifically, the Guyanese Blacks. They brought fufu with them from Africa, not cookup. In fact they were failures at rice cultivation, it was the IndoGs who took it to another level and made it commercially viable.
Banna you don't know Guyana history, here is little tit-bit, Non-returning Indentured East Indians got lands at Land Settlements,from then on rice planting increased.
In fact Indian involvement in farming was encouraged. Similar attempts by blacks were destroyed because the colonial authorities feared the rise of a prosperous business and property owning class of blacks.
The black slaves were given parcels of land after emancipation , many feared working the land and ran away, some sold the land to the indentured . The Indians then cultivated the lands with rice, kitchen vegetables, coconuts and other cash crops.
Many Blacks despised farming the land for it reminded them of the hardships endured under the White Masters, that is why even up to today almost all the cane and rice farmers are Indians in Guyana.