Sunday 15 December, 2019

WATCH: 'Bad word' controversy overshadows graduate's powerful speech

Waldane Walker addressing his fellow graduates.

Waldane Walker addressing his fellow graduates.

There has been widespread public debate over Waldane Walker's use of a Jamaican expletive to conclude his valedictorian speech at the recent Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts graduation ceremony.

Lost in the controversy over Walker's use of the colourful vernacular was a powerful speech by a young man who represents a generation of youth fighting to find its identity and secure its space in an ever turning society.

Against that background, Loop News decided to publish an excerpt of Walker's speech which highlights his wider message. Watch the video below.

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