Kaieteur News should be very careful
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– about publishing biased ‘ads’

Dear Editor,
WHY does it seem to me that the contempt of Guyanese based on heritage continues to persist?

This weekend, a very racist article was distributed from a member of the Caribbean Diaspora which contained some of the worst stereotypes ever given towards Guyanese of African heritage. I will not share this article in my letter because it’s very harmful to read, and it even makes me sick that people could write such racist drivel without condemnation.
This brings to issue the recent sponsored ‘ads’ in the Kaieteur News which were fixated solely on creating an image of contempt for President Granger and members of the government. The ads fixation is similar to what bigots use to vilify immigrants and non-whites in the First World. The end result is to make the target (immigrants & non-whites) feel that they do not belong in the society. It forms the basis for vilification, exclusion, and in worse cases, racist violence and genocide.

When I was reading those sponsored ads, I was wondering if there is a racial agenda in play by the fixation and bias towards one region of the world. However, such promotion of contempt can lead to serious consequences, as evident in the never-ending hate crimes & mass shootings in North America and Europe. The German Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels once said that a lie eventually becomes the truth once it’s repeated sufficiently. Therefore, Kaieteur News should be very careful in preventing biased ‘ads’ from being published.
The wrong words do have consequences.

Regards,
Riaz Hamid

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