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This is How Ignorant You Have to Be to Call Haiti a ‘S***hole’

The president had no respect for Haiti. He could see as well as anyone following the news that the country was a basket case — racked by political unrest, filthy, incapable of handling its own affairs. There was no doubt his opinion of the black republic was informed by his blatant racism, which included praising members of the Ku Klux Klan. He had criticized his predecessors’ foreign wars while running for office. But in the White House, he realized he was willing to flex the country’s muscles abroad, as long as the mission fit his motto: “America first.”

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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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Under Trump, Haiti Quake Victims in U.S. Fear Being Forced to Return to Nation Not Prepared to Receive Them

Haiti is not prepared to receive 60,000 of its citizens who have been living in the United States under protected status since 2010 after an earthquake devastated the island nation, a missionary said. And some Haitian Christians in the U.S. are “terrified” they are being uprooted and forced to return. Continue reading “Under Trump, Haiti Quake Victims in U.S. Fear Being Forced to Return to Nation Not Prepared to Receive Them”

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Kirk Franklin’s Son Shares Lessons he Learned About Entitlement While Doing Missionary Work In Haiti

Kirk Franklin’s son, Caziah, is sharing some lessons he is learning about entitlement while doing missionary work in Haiti. Continue reading “Kirk Franklin’s Son Shares Lessons he Learned About Entitlement While Doing Missionary Work In Haiti”

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Trump Administration’s Planned Deportations of Haitians Could Bring Increase of Child Servants

Watson Saint Fleur is 12 but he’s never attended a day of school. He’s toiled in hardship doing household chores and peddling plastic bags of drinking water along city streets noisy with motorbikes and trucks. Continue reading “Trump Administration’s Planned Deportations of Haitians Could Bring Increase of Child Servants”

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Former Haitian President Rene Preval Died of Heart Disease

The eagerly anticipated results of an autopsy of former Haitian President Rene Preval showed the leader died in March after a heart irregularity cut off his ability to breathe, officials said on Wednesday.

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Haitian Chefs Craft Higher Profile for Country’s Cuisine

In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and creamy polenta to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress.

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