20 May New NWIG article: ‘Race and color in Jamaican hotels, 1962–2020’
An advance article in the New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (NWIG) on race and color relations in Jamaican hotels, by Henrice Altink. NWIG is published by Brill Academic Publishers in collaboration with KITLV.
Henrice Altink examines the experiences of African-Jamaican hotel workers and guests from independence in 1962 till the present to demonstrate the salience of Jamaica’s race and color relations. She argues that hotel workers and guests at times challenged the racialized practices that they experienced but more often refrained from doing so because of their socialization into a longstanding ethos of “Black is nuh good” and exposure to a nationalist ideology that projected a vision of racial harmony.