Brownings think they're special
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Many thanks to Professor Carolyn Cooper for her article, 'Dying to be beautiful?', published in The Sunday Gleaner of January 8.
I've always espoused the view that Jamaica is delineated along the line of two distinct social groups - the black majority and the 'brown minority'.
Prior to reading your article, I was making a bowl of oatmeal and something just hit me. It is what I call the 'brown people syndrome', as persons of that hue think that everything should be fast-tracked and handed to them. They should not wait in lines at the bank or follow procedures to get documents and/or procure service at any entity, especially if it is a public-sector entity.
As per your 'Page 2' friend, I think she suffers from the classical 'brain-bleaching
On another note, she is often critical of people's deportment, and to be honest with you, she is always poorly dressed! Well, that's her business.
I encourage you, Professor Cooper, to continue to speak the truth, albeit controversial and unpalatable at times. There are persons who read your articles with open minds; look forward to hear your views on
I've always admired you and your work. I bid you and your family all the best for the new year.
Many blessings to you, 'mother of