Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Who Will Set Standards?

Today will be Obama’s first day of his second term.  According to the news, he had sworn on two bibles -- one of which Martin Luther King Jr. used during the Civil Rights movement. On the other hand I have been writing about dreaming with my eyes open. You see!   Tomorrow will be twelve years since I was deported from the states for the second time, and I do have a criminal record in the United States. Therefore I should be very careful about the question that I am provoking.

After my near death experience with dengue almost twelve years ago, I was trying to hang on to my life because for the most part friends and family members thought I would never make it from the point I was at. It was then that I asked my God and my Ancestors to give me another chance. I am aware that many of our friends and loved ones would have liked another chance at life. Just not long ago I lost one of my best friends, Merge Lino, from Dangriga.  We had known each other for at least thirty years.

Who will set the "standards?" caught my antennas this morning, because recently I have been looking at the man in the mirror and reading about the lives of Black leaders of the past and present, for example, the life of Martin Luther King Jr., in this case, with the life of Obama.

Allow me to get to the point; my question is “who will set the standards in the Garífuna communities for the next generation?”

To be continued...

Lúbara Huya  


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