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Ferguson Sparks Self-Discussions on Haitian-American Identity

By Vania Andre

For Haitian American Péralte Paul, the idea that he was considered an “other” was never an oddity to him. As the child of Haitian immigrants, he was aware that he was an outsider, not because of his race, but because of his proud cultural identity. Last Tuesday’s announcement that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, however, reminded him that he’s perceived as an outsider for all the wrong reasons.