Is He Racist?

I have never really been exposed to racism in Jamaica, where it pretty much doesn’t exist. Here we have ‘classism’, and yes I have been exposed, being at the bottom of the food chain. So, apparently I have readers all over the world, to my surprise. A few days ago a young man contacted me using the ‘CONTACT ME’ tab. The message he sent me is copied below. Note, his contact information has been removed. He provided his email and phone number.

“Comment: I am a white 16 year old that has a fascinating interest in Jamaican Niggers. I would love to learn more. pLease call me.”

Um… Niggers? Confused. I didn’t know what more he wanted to learn but I wasn’t too pleased that he used the term ‘Jamaican Niggers’, especially given that he is white. I really didn’t know how to respond.

My response Via Email
Hi, Kevin, I am a black 20 something year old who has a fascinating interest in Crackers. Yes, I love Crackers. Especially the tough water Crackers with some hot Milo tea. I would love to have some more right now.

– Aldeam Facey 2016


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