The Book of Rules: Jamaica’s Obsession With Physical Appearance

September 12th, 2016

In the past week or so, the “Hopefield Prep Affair” has rumbled on – starting (and continuing) in social media and carried over into traditional media reports, current affairs and talk show discussions. Everyone has an opinion on this. The hashtag #unkemptJA has been quite overworked on Twitter in particular, accompanied by defiant “selfies” from young Jamaicans […]


Of Christmas Gifts, Black Dolls and Stereotypes

December 28th, 2015

Christmas Day has come and gone, and all those gifts have been unwrapped (or ripped open), admired, and enjoyed. Or, in some cases, returned to the store from whence they came. What did you give the children in your life, I wonder? I ask this question because there has been a discussion in social media (and […]