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Old 09-07-2021, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It went off without any incidents. Good.

https://www.amny.com/new-york/brookl...rade-brooklyn/

J’Ouvert and the West Indian Day Parade returned in a scaled-back format to the streets of Brooklyn on Labor Day, Sept. 6.

Organizers had originally called off the festivities last week due to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, but groups — both official and unofficial — decided to celebrate Caribbean-American culture in smaller numbers, with steel band music and colorful costumes taking over Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway.

“New York City is proud to be home to one of the largest West Indian populations anywhere,” wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio on social media Monday. “Today’s parade had to look a little different than in years past, but the strength and spirit of this vibrant community is as powerful as ever before.”
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Old 09-07-2021, 12:26 PM
 
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There were people there, but not the huge crowds they usually get.
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Old 09-07-2021, 01:04 PM
 
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They love to celebrate their third world (jobless, unproductive) countries but don't go back to live there. Funny how that works.
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Old 09-07-2021, 07:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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They love to celebrate their third world (jobless, unproductive) countries but don't go back to live there. Funny how that works.
They're celebrating their culture, the homeland did not have the opportunities they can find here. Says nothing about the people, the ones I know work hard and are taking full advantage of their new country to make something for their family
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Old 09-07-2021, 08:18 PM
 
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They're celebrating their culture, the homeland did not have the opportunities they can find here. Says nothing about the people, the ones I know work hard and are taking full advantage of their new country to make something for their family
What culture? Crime? High unemployment? High poverty? Low productivity? Virtually no industry?
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Old Yesterday, 06:53 AM
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That was probably how the parade was way back in the day. There are probably a few old timers around who remember the parades in the 1960s, far more low key.
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 AM
 
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What culture? Crime? High unemployment? High poverty? Low productivity? Virtually no industry?
Thats mean man, so mean.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM
 
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The pre-teen girls parading in basically nothing at these events-- how do their parents let them do that?
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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They're celebrating their culture, the homeland did not have the opportunities they can find here. Says nothing about the people, the ones I know work hard and are taking full advantage of their new country to make something for their family
That homeland that did not have the opportunities for them was created by them.
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Old Yesterday, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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Thats mean man, so mean.
It may not be PC but it’s the truth. Of course the truth can hurt people’s feelings and nowadays we cannot have hurt feelings, right?
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