Jamaica - Ethnic groups





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About 97% of the population is of partial or total African descent. This population is comprised of blacks, mulattos, and black-East Indians or black-Chinese. Other ethnic groups include East Indians (1.3%), Chinese (0.2%), Europeans (0.2%), and other (0.6%). Nearly the whole population is native-born Jamaican. Black racial consciousness has been present in Jamaica at least since the beginnings of the Rastafarian sect, founded in 1930 and based on the ideas of Marcus Garvey.

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Jan 29, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
Most of the Jamaican population may appear as if they are totally of African descent but this is not so because mixing of races occurred frequently after slavery abolished and the indentured workers came in from eastern India etc..Hence, many Jamaicans that look predominantly African in there Phenotype, still have traces of other racial features in there Genetic make up.In addition, Black Indians are not necessarily mixed with African genes. If you look at people in Indian, you will notice that some Indians are darker than some. One reason for this is due to some being exposed to the sun more frequently than others. For example, an Indian working as a farmer in the sun all their life is usually darker than a Indian working as a Teacher who is mostly indoors. The main feature that Indians have whether dark skinned or light skinned that differentiate them from Africans is the texture of their hair.
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Sep 25, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
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Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am
I was born and bread in Jamaica,migrated for a better life.Am very patiatic to Ja, but find it very difficult to know who Jamaica represents. At times itlooks to me as if the people who
are running the county don't want any black people to return to ja,
unlast they have plenty money.

Why are they making it so difficult for many of us blacks when needed help towards this so-called New Birth-cirtificate. Many of us it seemed, paying for the deeds of our x-slave masters and for what they've accepted when the slaves were allowed to regestered their kids.

They'er actually telling us that when our parents regester us at birth and the name / or names of one father weren't written in the right colliums or weren't written in when the birth cirtificate,was issued one has to pay for the mistakes of ones parents and the government in question.A new one from us otherwise you are not allowed to come back and live in Jamaica. whats going on may I asked. K T.

Am one of the many. Yet many of us migrants kit and kins are representing Jamaica,. who are flying the flag the most for Jamaica
all over the world. Am now 76yrs old and I feel heart broken ofthe blacks on blacks killings.Perhaps it a way of culling the black population in Jamaica. I sopposed.
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