By Garry Pierre-Pierre
When the earthquake flattened Haiti in 2010, a troop of young Haitian Americans descended on their homeland with the noble mission of sharing their expertise. They were lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs and others filled with altruism willing to lend a hand in the rebuilding process.
In the few years that followed, almost all of them had left Haiti. They left deeply disappointed that their knowledge was unappreciated or met with hostility from their sisters and brothers, who viewed them suspiciously.
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