Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Passing for White in England (Not)

This is an interesting article that describes a Jamaican man's experience as an immigrant to London in the 1940's. He was a light skinned Black man, who probably left a Jamaica of privilege to arrive in London to learn that a lot of what he believed was very, very wrong.

He overcame tremendous odds as you'll see in this two part series. When I hear stories like this I always wonder why Jamaicans believe that they can't survive a move back to Jamaica.

I think a move to live in the US, Canada or the UK is a tough one, and that anyone who can make it in these countries after living in Jamaica, can surely survive a move back home, and even do well because of the skills they had to learn.

Click here to read Part 1

Click here to read Part 2