GHRA calls for national dialogue on political significance of ethnicity

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is proposing that a national consultation/conversation/dialogue be set in train aimed at a better understanding of the political significance of ethnicity in Guyana.

In a statement issued in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, today, GHRA said it was consciously suggesting ‘ethnicity’, rather than the more commonly used ‘race’, because it embraces factors such as religion, language and culture as well as race and colour. “Ethnicity is the conscious manipulation of such factors – separately or collectively – for political purposes,” the GHRA said.

It stated that although there is ….