After reading the missive captioned ‘There is need for affirmative action to correct structural changes facing African Guyanese’ by David Hinds (SN, August 1), one may ask, will there come a time when the African is perceived as truly emancipated?
Dr Hinds’s letter about race must be taken in perspective. According to the Bureau of Statistics issued in July 2016, almost 40% of the population in Guyana is Indian; the African sector comprises approximately 29%, with Amerindians accounting for
10.5%. This statistic is vital when one analyzes economic or social data to formulate policies. In other words, if there are 100 jobs available, approximately 40 of those should go to Indians, 29 to Africans and 11 to Amerindians.