Shahine calls for end to skin bleaching

August 01, 2018
Shahine Robinson

Government minister Shahine Robinson has used the occasion of the Emancipation Jubilee to appeal to Jamaicans to stop bleaching their skins.

"Why do we want to look like the people who enslaved us?" Robinson asked  as she spoke at the vigil being held in Seville, St Ann.

Robinson, the labour minister and member of parliament for North East St Ann, encouraged persons to "wear our skin as a badge of honour."

Emancipation Day in 1838 marked the end of slavery in the British West Indies. 

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