The Anatomy of a ClapBack

The social media response to the article was both swift and insightful from across the colour, class and nationality spectrum.
The reference to this altercation was such a poor attempt at a connection between two things that were simply… not.
My friend Carlie Pipe shone a light on a peculiar anomaly of racial representation during the annual Crop Over festival.
Remnants of Barbados’ colonial past remain in all areas from architecture to social relations. But that is by far not the sum of who we are as a people.
Award winning filmmaker & writer Shakira Bourne was one of the loudest social media voices to point out the missed opportunities in the article.
Even this attempt at an affirming observation had a tinge of the disingenuous.

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A former BBC journalist Katrina writes & lectures about diversity and inclusion. She’s an IABC conference speaker and co-author of FuturePRoofed Fourth Edition.

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A former BBC journalist Katrina writes & lectures about diversity and inclusion. She’s an IABC conference speaker and co-author of FuturePRoofed Fourth Edition.

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