#BTColumn – Race relations in Barbados


New World plantation societies were all fashioned in the crucible of race. As sociologist Diane Austin-Broos has written, racial difference was rendered by the dominant Europeans in terms of skin colour, other phenotypic attributes and culture to the extent that it came to constitute an ideology. Overall, that ideology reflected a hierarchical ‘dynamic of privilege […]

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