Toppling statues and changing emblems will never change the institutionalized systematic dehumanization of Blacks. It requires action that will change the system from the core out. Yet are we ready mentally and philosophically? Between the devil and the blue sea.
Blacks in Jamaica have been raped, robbed kidnapped and killed by a plantation system based on slavery. For more than 400 years, the idea of "If you are white it is all right; If you are brown you can stick around or if you are black you need to get back or on the attack" has been prevalent. Instead, of blaming the system many people are saying that blacks are children of a lesser god... yet there is one Creator.
Of course, outlawing poverty may see changes in the existing status quo and might require a paradigm shift. Just imagine such nonsense. Poverty is illegal.
Serena's recent engagement to a white man brought up the issue of blacks marrying whites. Fortunately or unfortunately, 2017 sees many people as being indifferent or don't care.
Many things have been written about Haiti. Their lot in life and calamity have been blamed on many things, but truth is, being black has been their curse and their blessing.