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Jamaica 'Out of Many One People'

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Tonight Backyardlabrish will revisit Intercultural Relationshipsfeaturing Vanderbilt University's Associated Professor of English Dr. Ifeoma C.K.Nwankwo, author of 'Historical & Contemporary Perception & Portrayals of Jamaica in the US’.

This interesting broadcast explores the challenges sometimes faced by Jamaicans from the 'Out of Many One People' society migrating to the USA in the 40s, 50s & 60s..

Colonial Jamaica was a racial melting pot of people from different races and cultures becoming 'Jamaicans'. Seperation was not by color but by class, making it difficult for a Jamaican to feel or behave like a second class citizen of any other country.