Let’s get real now. The title of this post was the headline on the front page of The Nassau Guardian. It was inspired by the sentiments of a local Archdeacon, Fr. James Palacious. Fr. Palacious was trying to eloquently reword the remarks previously made by Richard Lightbourn, a Member of Parliament. Lightbourn, who later apologized, claimed that unwed Bahamian mothers should have their tubes tied after having more than two children.
Let’s just say that this ruffled a lot of feathers.
I’m not a fan of any man trying to make suggestions regarding women’s bodies and their reproduction?
Well, when Reverend Palacious took to address the masses at our nation’s Majority Rule march and celebration, he remarked that, “We live in a country where the rich get richer, and the poor get children.” He further went on to say that “Black people breed too much.” Remember that The Bahamas is more than 90% Black, but I digress. Continue reading