Thursday, July 30, 2009

OXFORD UNIVERSITY SAYS SORRY JAMAICA


The Editor of Oxford University Press has issued an apology to the people of Jamaica for it's culturally insensitive and historically inaccurate definition of 'Maroon'.

Caribbean Net News explained the reason for the apology...

'[The] description of Maroons (in its Concise Dictionary) there was no mention of the Jamaican Maroons defeating the British in two wars, there was no mention of Nanny our National Hero, instead they were referred to as a tribe of people somewhere off the coast of some little island," he stated'.


No way; a Caucasian owned and operated publication that pedals profoundly incorrect historical information on the black community? Now there's a surprise.

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