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How has social stratification emerged in Jamaica since slavery?

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11/19/2014

Oddly, some of the stigmatization first set in placed during slavery remains. For example, anyone that is "black" is considered lower class or somehow unworthy, while whites and bi-racial Jamaicans are considered on a higher social level. However, unlike slavery, a person who rises through education or hard work can still be accepted into the upper classes.