Bahamians, like many peoples in the Caribbean, are of an incredibly mixed descent. While many foreigners—and even some Bahamians themselves—think a “real” Bahamian are only the descendants of African slaves—true Bahamians are of many colours and ethnicities. Families that were of European descent—rich or poor; plantation owners or indentured servants—are part of our nation, as well as more recent immigrants, noticeably Chinese, in the 50s/60s, and Haitians, who have fled their own country to find succour here but are often treated poorly. Many second generation Bahamians of Haitian descent, born here on Bahamian soil, can still not receive nationality and are therefore excluded from participating in the community.
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.