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Accusations of Anti-Haitianism follow Brooklyn Council Special Election Race

Brooklyn’s 45th District. Photo credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

By Bianca Silva

Leaders in the Haitian community are up in arms after Public Advocate Jumaane Williams officially endorsed Monique Chandler-Waterman in the special election to fill his vacated council seat under Toussaint L’overture Boulevard on April 17. Several leaders have seen his endorsement, which took place in Little Haiti, for a candidate with no ties to the community, as a slap in the face.

“I chose this location for a reason,” Williams said last week. “I am going to have a serious conversation why. We are under Toussaint L’ouverture Boulevard in ‘Little Haiti’ and now my hope is that when all of us when we’re finished is to make sure we have a unified 45th District. I will be honest to say that there has been bias against that community and I have done my best to make sure we remain united.” TO READ FULL STORY Sign in to your account. Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Monthly Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Yearly One month access

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Bianca Silva is a journalist and photographer living in New York City. She has written for TIME, Amsterdam News, TODAY.com, Harlem Focus and The WEEK.
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Apr. 29, 2019