I can only hope that the celebrations to be held during the period from now till then will serve, as it were, to light a fire in the hearts and in the minds of African people to recognise that they must do better than they are doing now,
I cannot be happy with the speed at which African people have chosen to emancipate themselves. I appeal to all African parents, old and young alike. I appeal to all African elders in this society, to come to recognise that theirs is a responsibility in this 50th year,
You cannot emancipate the people of African descent in this country by its dependence on ten days and Colour Me Orange, When they colour you orange, that is what you will become—an orange that will be squashed and squeezed and moulded into anything.
Port of Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing
Quote of the Day (The Sequel)
Remember Thursday’s Quote of the Day? This is the racist context of the original absurd excerpt.
This is the mayor of our capital city, on the eve of the Emancipation celebrations, publicly singling out the black race as a burden on the nation’s society.