Trinidad & Tobago’s opposition leader gets into hot water over ‘slave master’ rebuttal

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar, current Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago, at an April 19, 2013 Organisation of American States (OAS) event in Washington, DC. Photo by Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS via OEA – OAS on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Trinidad and Tobago, caught in a loop of race-based politics that polarises many voters according to their ethnicity (the country’s two largest racial groups are African and Indian, almost evenly split), now has a new incident to add to its shameful list of racial slurs. During a speech at a United National Congress (UNC) meeting in Princes Town, a predomina…

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