BROOKLYN — When news broke about Karine Jean-Pierre, the recently-named White House press secretary, questions about her identify as a Haitian-American took aback some people who thought her ethnicity fairly obvious. In one TikTok video, several commenters said they are doubtful because she was born in Martinique.
Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique of Haitian parents and raised in France before her family moved to New York.
In the end, one comment on the thread stood out for summarizing how many second-generation Haitians feel about the culture.
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