Yesterday evening, news broke that Rachael Sukhdeo dropped the domestic violence suit against her millionaire husband Sheron Sukhdeo, saying that they’ve since reconciled their issues. And, right on time, the dozens of folks who think that it’s their place to call Rachael an idiot came out of the woodwork…
A lot of Trinbagonians, and maybe some Caribbean folks in general, most likely looked at the story of Colin Kaepernick and rolled their eyes. Oh, look, another rich kid joining the Social Justice Bandwagon, some of you are saying, who cares. Well, I do. And you should too, I think. Not necessarily because Kaepernick’s one-man protest… Continue reading What Trini Activists Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick
A Facebook friend of mine, a gay man from another island studying in Trinidad, asked me if he was safe. I don’t have an answer for him.
It’s the IRO that has their hands in our state’s decisions to keep sex education away from our young people, to keep abortion illegal in all circumstances, and to keep perverted traditions like child marriages on the books. The situation we face here makes that evident. It doesn’t matter if your denomination doesn’t agree, because they haven’t put their foot down and demanded something better. It doesn’t matter whether your denomination doesn’t agree, because the larger organization they operate within is still making decisions that hold thousands of lives in the balance. It doesn’t matter whether your denomination doesn’t agree – they’re still a part of the organization that facilitates the mess we’re in here.
So…if an artist that you admire – that inspires you – passes away, and in the grief that you’re experiencing you find out that he’s a sex offender…how should you respond?