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MP Dayton Campbell: Beauty pageants highlight Jamaica's serious race and class issue

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 9:35 AM
Dr Dayton Campbell says as a society, Jamaica should strive to remove all barriers, inequality and discrimination.

North West St Ann Member of Parliament, Dr Dayton Campbell, says beauty pageants are a reminder that Jamaica continues to have a serious problem with race and class.

Campbell argues that beauty pageants are filled with discrimination and inequality.

According to him, organisers do not give a fair chance to dark-skinned participants.

 

Member of Parliament for North West St Ann, Dr Dayton Campbell

The MP says as a society, Jamaica should strive to remove all barriers, inequality and discrimination.

He said the governing People’s National Party (PNP) subscribes to the philosophy of equal access for all and removing barriers in society.

Campbell was speaking at a divisional conference on Saturday in the South East St Ann constituency.