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 reality is that Haitian-American elected officials have overcome quite a bit to get elected. Many are extraordinarily effective at meeting the needs of not only the Haitian-American community, but also of the other demographics they serve.