Caribbean Studies Essay
Account for the changing role that Race, Colour and Ethnic affiliation play in Caribbean Society and Culture
The root of Caribbean Society and Culture is on the plantation. Mustapha (2009) posits that “The plantation played the principal role in the development of Caribbean culture.” Indeed there are …show more content…
In truth and in fact, there is no one set theory which can describe Caribbean Society and Culture as the region is an amalgamation of all three theories. Historically the Plantation System governed over our society and hence the society was stratified according to colour, with black slaves getting the short end of the proverbial “stick” both as a virtue of the fact that they were slaves, but also that as blacks they were seen as inferior.
Mulattoes fared slightly better, as some were freed by their planted parents, or at least made to do less menial tasks as house slaves. Indeed they were looked upon favourably by the slaves as they were treated well due to their light