[BBC News] Laura Trevelyan quits BBC to join Caribbean reparations movement

BBC News reports: Journalist Laura Trevelyan announced that she is leaving the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) “to join the growing movement for reparatory justice for the Caribbean”.

Trevelyan announced her departure from the BBC on Twitter yesterday.

A new chapter is starting for me. After thirty incredible years at the BBC, I’m leaving tomorrow – to join the growing movement for reparatory justice for the Caribbean. Thank you to my beloved colleagues and to our amazing audience. I couldn’t be more grateful to you all,” she wrote.

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  1. It'sMissAlie
    March 19, 2023

    The reparations movement must be initiated, strategized, and implemented by Afro and Carib/Natives people. This should not be a plan only to gain monetary payback- reparations must include separation from European systems like capitalism and democracy. None of those geopolitical structures are advantageous to black people or Carib people.

  2. Ahah
    March 18, 2023

    The reparation backlash and fallout, like the debilitating physical whippings our ancestors endured, will be severe. My heart tells me that reparation is the right, fair and legal thing to do; however, my common and uncommon senses remind me that nations that continue to fail to treat “colored people” fairly across every segment of society will never agree to make fair economic reparations for the atrocity called slavery.

    If anything, there are growing signs that influential politicians across the former slave peddling nations are becoming more entrenched and resolute in their dastardly mission to extinguish and put to bed any and all “woke” notions by denying and discarding history.

    Furthermore, those who claim to be on board with the idea of reparations, want to appease decendants of slaves with what amounts to a mere pittance to relieve their generational conscience. I say to them, keep your chump change. The Most High will hold all into account!!!

  3. Drumbeat
    March 18, 2023

    Don’t waste your time my lady. It’s the Chinese who will benefit from that. Because they are the real citizens of the Caribbean. Didn’t you know that?

  4. Long Road Ahead
    March 17, 2023

    If the Reparation movement think she will add some weight to the pressure, they should go further and make a pitch for a ‘Marshall Plan’ for the whole Caribbean. Stop showing weakness, we have a strong case to keep fighting.

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  5. Gone Are The Days
    March 17, 2023

    That’s no ordinary person. The British gov’t has embedded itself into the Caricom Reparation movement.

    I just knew that would happen when I read the weak 10 point program. Even though she made a tiny gesture, albeit in the right direction, with continued pressure there’s no need for this, pure infiltration.

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  6. Waiting for Airport
    March 16, 2023

    I always ask how is reparations going to be done in a practical way? How will any monies contributed reach the hands of the descendants of slavery? If reperations were paid tomorrow, who would it be paid to – most likely our currupt government officials. Then, between now and the next budget, they would not be able to account for it – think 1.2 billion!

    Before any reparations talk, we first have to fix the problem of so called ‘democracy’ – this system of leadership where a select few politicians do favours for influential business men and keep everything else for themselves while the people remain in poverty as we can clearly see in Dominica and literally every other ‘democratic’ country in the world.

    Black people worldwide need a new system of self governance that specifically excludes any outside influence/interferance and works in the best interests of Afro people. Only then can we empower ourselves to demand reparations from our oppressors.

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    • Gone Are The Days
      March 16, 2023

      Is the Westminister model of governance, derived from feudalism or something. The system Europe forcefully dismantled after conquest of Ghana and Mali empires was far superior to this survival of the fittest.

    • Imputing Improper Motives (IIM)
      March 17, 2023

      I do not believe the reparations movement would complicate the struggle for democratic equality by combining them together. We should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. I believe both movements would complement the struggle for each other, and we as Afrocentric peoples should be able to wage the struggle on both fronts. Is it going to be easy, nah… but we have developed the capacity as a people.

  7. If we knew better
    March 16, 2023

    I think her family has already very recently apologized for owning. Hats off to her for gong the extra mile. Nations refuse to do it. But your family has taken the step.

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