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Usain Bolt Talks Color Prejudice & Classicism
Usain Bolt made an unprecedented third appearance on Jamaica’s longest running talk show programme Profile, hosted by Ian Boyne where he talks his personal experiences with classicism in Jamaica.
Born and raised in the rural area of Sherwood Content, a small town in Trelawny – Usain Bolt explains his transition from living in the “country” to now up-scale up-town apartment complex and being neighbours with the “lighter skin people”.
In recent times, Sean Paul’s wife Jodi Stewart-Henriques had to issue an apology to Usain Bolt for some disparaging comments that she made about the Jamaican sprint legend on social media about him being a neighbour from hell.
Bolt explained to veteran journalist and host of Profile – Ian Boyne during his interview where he said “Especially when I started out. It was more shocking than anything else. That was how I ended up buying my house,”
“I was living in a complex and I had issues with a few of the lighter-skinned people. I used to live near a lawyer and when I moved in, he said to me ‘be careful, they don’t like to see young people strive,’.”
“When it started happening to me, I had to rush and build my house. A lot of them, because dem go school and work years and years fi reach, and me jus come up and because of sports mi get everything, dem nuh happy.”
WATCH USAIN BOLT’S PART 3 INTERVIEW ON PROFILE
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