Preconceptions about the Caribbean: Changing my Attitudes Towards a People


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Preconceptions about the Caribbean: Changing my Attitudes Towards a People
Everyone in this course, when they first started, had certain preconceptions about the Caribbean; this is true because we all, in some way, tend to make snap judgements about others as a means of instinctively assessing how we should act in a particular situation. Certainly, because I have not had much experience with Caribbean people during the course of my life, I always reflexively made the assumption that they were people who were not as industrious as North Americans – who always seem so harried – and people who tended towards delinquent behaviour. This is an ugly generalization, but one of the reasons why I took the course was to disabuse myself of such...
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.....nking and has forced me to look with a more skeptical eye upon the stereotypes that freely circulate in Canada and also upon the possible motives that lie behind denigrating Caribbean people. These men and women deserve more respect than they have been given, and I am one person eager to give them that respect.
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