THE EDITOR, Sir:
I agree with Michael Dingwall in his column 'The hypocrisy that is Garveyism', published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, that any movement so extreme does border on madness, as it amounts to doing exactly what your oppressor does.
The basis of racism is actually an inferiority complex. I personally believe if people of colour knew our true legacy, there is no need to dwell on the shortcomings of the past.
But why is it your article seems to suggest that all the technology and advancements in the world are attributable to "the white man"? That, sir, is where we disagree.
Calculating the speed of the moon relative to the Earth that rockets may land, street lights, the collection of blood for medical use and storage, the internal combustion engine, the bicycle frame, tricycle, cellular phone, elevator, air-conditioning unit. These are but a few of our ancestors' achievements regarding technological advancement.
It might not have been your intention. However, do not discredit the genius of the black race.