24 total cases of Covid-19 in Haiti to date 24 total cases of coronavirus have been identified in Haiti according…
Haiti was more than just a project or a place to work. I lived there the last two years and in many ways considered it my home at that time. I was also lucky enough to travel to various parts of the country which enabled me to see the different worlds that exist within that country.
While efforts to address maternal health disparities have focused on the Black community at large, disparities within Black subgroups like Haitians need to be addressed also. The need is all too evident in both the presence of and inattention to the health disparities impacting the Haitian community. The contributors to these unacceptable disparities are not a result of biology, but of racism. But for us Haitians, we know very well that racism extends beyond race.
Césaire, Senghor and Damas were also influenced by the Haitian ethnologist Jean Price-Mars, who also developed the concept of Indigenism. Thus, Césaire considered Haiti the place “where négritude stood up for the first time” as the first black independent nation. As a result, the word “nègre” tends to be more accepted in French and has about one century of historical use in the literature, although it is still not mainstream.
As the cholera outbreak wreaked havoc in the country, national and international human rights groups joined hands to demand an immediate U.N. response and justice for the victims. But even against this public outcry, the U.N. refused to be held accountable for its mistakes.
In 2016, the Haitian community got played by a charlatan who promised to be our champion, but became our community’s worst nightmare. This time, we must show that we learned from that mistake.
My grandparents and parents didn’t want their adopted country to change, and neither do I. And neither does anyone who comes to this country for a better life. But the country in which my grandparents sought a better life is under siege.
The New York Times One moment Boston parents were looking forward to school doors reopening sooner or later for kindergartners…