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Haitian NFL Players Are Angered, Hurt But Not Surprised By Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About Their Native Country

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  • The President called the country of their origin a shithole. They know it as a beautiful if beleaguered island from which hard-working, uncomplaining immigrants come to the U.S. to build on the American dream
  • ‘We are some of the strongest people on earth. To win our independence and help other Caribbean islands get their freedom? Dealing with hurricanes and earthquakes. It shows our grit.’
  • ‘There are amazing Haitians in America who are assets to this country, who are helping both countries with hard work and charity.’
  • ‘It hurts to be judged by ignorance.’
  • ‘Why not use your gift to make the world a better place? Where’s the love?’

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Nerlens Noël, the Haitian-American Star of the NBA, Honored By the MJSAC

In an era when many Haitians are leaving the country in search of a better life the Haitian-American star of the NBA, Nerlens Noël, has decided to reconnect with his roots. The strong and pivotal winger of the Dallas Mavericks, spoke of his pride of being Haitian and his willingness to wear the national colors.

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