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Colección:
La Educación
Número: (114) I
Año: 1993


5. Would you say then that education, as it has affected the elite, is an import?

Yes, if I may put it this way. One of the reasons we could easily be given our independence was that the British found that we would continue to anglicize ourselves; we would perpetuate that process, without critically looking at it. Let me not be misunderstood. There are many good things that have come to us from our European ancestry. But just as many good things have come from our African ancestry, our Indian ancestry, our Mediterranean ancestry. It is the melding and the mix of all of these cultures that give the Caribbean its uniqueness. I think we have to begin to recognize all of our cultures and see how they make us different. But this is a challenge for our educational systems.