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The Time to Reclaim Our Creed is Now or Never

By Max A. Joseph

While the international community is justifiably appalled at the sight of humans getting decapitated, immolated or hacked to death by religious fanatics, it has remained silent on the lynching of a Haitian shoe shiner, who was found hanged with both feet and hands bounds in a public park in the Dominican Republic.

Could it be that Haitian lives don’t matter?

Far from being an isolated case, the lynching of Henry Claude Jean should be understood in the larger context of an unstated, but operational strategy that demonizes Haitians as expendable beings undeserving of the “universal values” that others take for granted.