Homosexuality in the Caribbean

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UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN MARACAS ROYAL ROAD, MARACAS, ST. JOSEPH. Research Paper An Assignment Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course ENGL215 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Kevin M Holder By Shernelle Cyrus & Ramona Grant 5th July, 2012 Approval……………… Table of Contents Definition of Homosexuality……………………………………………..………………………4 Cuba’s statistics on homosexuality……………………………………………………………… 4 Negative views about homosexuality in the…show more content…
I feel them kinda people want killing, man. That type of people aint have no right living under this sun If I had my way I would burn all homosexuals in the place I feel them sort of men want putting off the earth They should burn all. Those people want putting on an island by themselves. These comments reveal a rather contradictory, but common, misconception: that one is capable of “beating” or eliminating homosexuality out of existence or beating the life of an individual through a violent intervention. Popular reggae artist Shabba Ranks, no stranger to controversy over issues of homosexuality, is quoted in the Village Voice as having said; “if a man is thinking of homosexuality, he is thinking of disease and wrong doings, so God almighty himself hates homosexuals. In Jamaica, if a homosexual is being found in the community, then we stone him to death.” It was also Shabba Ranks who proclaimed to the music world in his “wicked in bed” the punishment that should be meted out to homosexuals; “meh nah promote mama man. All mama fe dead.” To remove any doubt about their fate Shabba declares:”pam, pam. Lick a shot in a mama man head.” Buju Bantan outraged many with his 1992 reggae song “boom bye bye.” Like Shabba, Buju suggested that homosexual be eliminated at the barrel of gun ‘send for ah automatic and de Uzi instead. / Shoot dem now come let me shoot dem.” Boom! Bye Bye, in a batty bowy head Rude bowy nah promote no batty boy Dem hafi dead Shabba and
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