The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana
The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana
Brand: University Press of America

The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana

  • Publish Date: 2002-12-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Kean Gibson

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This book is a description and analysis of racism in Guyana from the pre-colonial era to the present time. There has been oppression by Europeans, Africans and currently East Indians. The oppression, which has been motivated by human beings' primordial instinct of self-preservation, is the primary cause of the continuing underdevelopment of Guyana. The study argues that although all three ethnic groups have practiced oppression based on race, the differences between them lie in culture. Emphasis is placed on Hindu racism, which has been reconstituted in the context of Guyana and bears a similarity to Western racism. Both are based on the dualism of good and evil and thus both have similar pernicious consequences.

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