Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett: An article in the Thursday October 14th edition of the Kaieteur News, captioned “Brazilian man dies during sex act” is disgusting and unacceptable owing to the fact that the Kaieteur News identified the race of the woman allegedly involved – an Amerindian.
Why is this necessary? I have noticed in a number of stories relating to sex and rape where Amerindian women are allegedly involved either as the perpetrator or victim, this media house highlighted the Amerindian race.
They have not done this, rightfully so, in other similar stories where the persons allegedly involved are not Amerindians. Why are Amerindians being singled out?
This faux pas was brought to the attention of the Editor of this newspaper some years ago when It was first noticed and he apologised and promised to ensure it is not repeated.
It appears as if the KN IS determined to continue in this way and implicitly propagate stereotypes which cause much hurt to Amerindian women and indeed other Guyanese.
We deserve no less than equal respect.