COOL YOURSELF, Bizzy.
The phrase “freest black country in the world” was not meant to offend you or other Barbadians of your race.
It was just a reflection of what black Barbadians endured in times as recent as the 1950s.
This was the response from eminent historian and retired vice-principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of West, Professor Pedro Welch.
He was delivering the Democratic Labour Party’s weekly lunch-time lecture at party headquarters at George Street, St Michael, yesterday.
Williams, in the wake of the January 6 gala to launch the celebrations for the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence, said he felt slighted and crushed after watching a video presentation which he felt did not recognise the contribution of Whites to the island’s growth and stability in the pre- and post-Independence years.
Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.