Colonial West Indian Students in Britain by Lloyd Braithwaite

By Lloyd Braithwaite

This quantity appears to be like on the event of colonial scholars in Britain and the response of British society to them. It explores the scholars' issues of the colonial officers, their social studies, their college reviews and their political involvement.

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It will be part of the argument to show that the definition of the problem as one of liberalism in interpersonal relations is essentially a false one. In the first place, the 'successful adjustment' of the colonial may be bought at too The Nature of the Problem 3 high a price - both in individual and social terms - and in the second place, this approach, while appearing superficially correct, violates in effect the principle of equality on which it is superficially based. It tends to place the stress and responsibility for adjustment on the minority group.

Quite apart from the problem of the political relationship, we need to know what it means to a dependent community to have most of its highly placed professional people educated in a metropolitan community. The role of the radical leader in politics must come in for consideration but as part of a wider relationship. This alone can place the question of radicalism in its true perspective. The study is here conceived therefore as essentially a preliminary to the study of the emergence of a new elite in the British West Indies.

A group of young female medical students went to an agent who gave them the address of a vacant flat. On telephoning the owner, they were welcomed and invited to come to see the flat which they could have if they wished. On arrival, the proprietress welcomed them, invited them in for tea and told them that she would have been most delighted to rent them the house since her husband had himself been a doctor. However, the fact was that since the telephone conversation, she had to give special consideration to the case of a Yugoslav general who was a personal friend of her husband.

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