Reply to "The PPP and Guyanese Indians: Malcolm Harripaul’s masterpiece of political analysis"

Quantum posted:

 

Carib, you are a good contributor and I deplore any attacks on you of a racial nature. I have no problem with Hinds and Eusi having Afro-centric perspectives. I find many things about them admirable.  Those two have contributed to Guyana, paid their dues.  Also, I can see how the idea of Indians wanting to multiply and dominate (back then) would be upsetting to a black person.  Point taken.  The thing is that is not the central thrust of the article, which still remains unresponded to. 

Hint for responders: See the stuff in bold, above.

Cheers!

 

 

If you analyze Hinds and Eusi they are fundamentally Guyanese.  They are outspoken when there is abuse of Indians.  They do not automatically defend a regime just because it is African dominated. And they are not afraid to call out African racism when they see it.

BOTH men were very vocal when criminals entered Buxton and used it as a base to attack Indians.  BOTH men deplored the fact that poor black boys were being recruited for that purpose.  BOTH men were threatened by these interests because they were both vocal and in fact Eusi even had to flee Guyana because of death threats against him.  Did he receive protection from the gov't of the day, which was the PPP?  NO!  In fact the PPP still peddles a lie that he is a racist Indian hating man.

Yes BOTH men aggressively defend the interests of Afro Guyanese against the predatory and racist attacks by the Indian elite but BOTH men see Guyana as a multi ethnic, multi cultural and multi religious society.  BOTH men yearn for a day when ethnicity in Guyana will not be used as an excuse to exclude.

This makes them very different from people like Ryhaan Shah, Ravi Dev and Bharat Jagdeo who do not have a history of empathy with the concerns of Afro Guyanese.

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