CURB “Streamlining Operations” Due To Funding

April 22, 2015

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “will be streamlining its operations due to funding difficulties” adding that “the need for CURB’s work in the community is needed more than ever, and is supported by a growing number of people in Bermuda.”

A spokesperson said, “As with many charities on the island, CURB is experiencing funding difficulties, and as a result CURB will be streamlining its operations. Every attempt will be made by CURB volunteers to continue its educational outreach and advocacy work in the community, however it may well be reduced due to lack of resources.

“Yet the need for CURB’s work in the community is needed more than ever, and is supported by a growing number of people in Bermuda. This is highlighted in a survey taken by CURB last year.

“In May 2014 CURB commissioned Profiles of Bermuda to follow up on a previous survey taken in March 2012 to see if there were any changes on the public’s perception about the need for organizations like CURB working towards racial justice and the relevance of their work in the Bermuda community.

“The question asked was “Do you think that there is a need for non-governmental groups in Bermuda, such as CURB, to work towards racial justice?” The voting public overwhelmingly agreed there was a need at 83%.

“Also in the 2014 Opinion Survey, in response to increasing concern in the community that the educational system is not culturally relevant to the majority of students in the public school system, an additional question was asked, i.e. “Do you believe that Black Studies or African History should be taught in our Public Schools?”

“Again, almost 3 out of 4 respondents answered in the affirmative with 74% indicating it was very important.

“The voting public overwhelmingly agreed that there was a need for organizations such as CURB working for racial justice, with 83% of the voting public saying Yes, compared to 79% in 2012, an increase of 4%.

“Based on race, gender, income and age there were no significant differences. By gender there were minimal differences, whereas age the 35-54 year-old group at 89% was more in support of the need to work toward racial justice.

“By race, blacks were more inclined to work towards racial justice at 86%, compared to 80% of whites and 78% of those self-described as “Other”. By income, middle-income earners were more inclined to work towards racial justice at 87%, whereas low income earners were less so at 80%.

“With regard to the question on the teaching of Black Studies/African History in the public schools, 74% of total respondents indicated that it was very important, compared to 22% somewhat and 4% indicating no.

“There were no significant differences by age, income or gender. The age group 35-54 and 55+ respectively thought it was very important [75/76% respectively], with the 18+34 age group indicating 71% thought it very important.

“By income middle-income earners were more likely to consider it very important [79%], less so by those in the high income [72%]. And by gender the results were very similar with 73% males and 75% females thinking it very important. However, by race there were significant differences, meaning that results could not have happened by chance.

“Nearly 9 in 10 blacks felt very much that Black History/African Studies should be taught in public schools compared to 52% white and 51% other.

“The survey was conducted among 375 voters between 20 March 2014 and 18 May 2014 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%. Some 69% of respondents were obtained by landlines, 24% by cell phones and 7% via the internet. Data for all demographics were weighted to reflect the 2010 Census.

“We look forward to the general publics’ continued support as CURB works to improve race relations in Bermuda. Please call us on 542-2872 if you want to help further.”

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  1. Curious says:

    “In May 2014 CURB commissioned Profiles of Bermuda…”

    Anybody see any possible conflicts of interest here?

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    There appears to be plenty interest in CURB here too. NAAHT!

  3. street wise says:

    Another Gov’t body that appears to be essentially useless is the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, or CADA. This ‘feed trough’ committee should be dramatically scaled back, IMO. I mean, what actual good has CADA done for the community? Zilch.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Another self created for the self appointed to have a platform to make noise from that nobody really listens to & get to feed from the taxpayer trough for doing so.

      Another segment where big spending cuts can be made.

    • cole says:

      Yeah – their banners generally promote CADA but have zero meaningful content or even context. Seeing the letters CADA stuck on a wall on the side of the road are not going to have any impact on alcoholism or drug abuse.

  4. David Henry says:

    Black Bermudian female holds up sign saying “White Mental Illness is Killing African Bermudians”.

    CURB’s response: “We should ask ourselves what society has done to this woman…”

    Black Bermudian male fathers 7 children beats up a Filipino.

    CURB’s response: “…”

    The only thing CURB’s been doing a great job at is digging their own grave. Soon to be “steamlined” into oblivion.

  5. aceboy says:

    That is what happens in politics. Suck it up CURB, it’s a bed you made for yourself. I agree on CADA too, waste of time.

  6. Micro says:

    CURB is a joke.

  7. Legal Eagle says:

    @ Triangle Drifter! Love you’re comment re CURB being nothing more than: “another self created platform only serving interests of the self appointed”(paraphrased)!Says it all!Also agree with the above posters that CADA functions similarely!The lack of posters here shows their irrelevence to the general public!!