Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press, we learned that the Trump Administration is considering ending a detrimental humanitarian protection afforded thousands of Haitian immigrants, based on a ubiquitous, racist stereotype of Black migrants in particular — the myth of the Black criminal.
A small airstrip at the edge of town hums with activity. Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurricane Matthew have been cleared. A barge carrying food and water is moored offshore of this coastal town. Continue reading “International Aid Begins to Move Into Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti”
The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake — or almost $125 million — on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.
With the lack of reconstruction and continued homelessness in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as a backdrop, the nonprofit ProPublica investigative journalism organization and NPR last week outlined major relief failures of the Red Cross, which reportedly received about $500 million in donations after the 2010 disaster. Continue reading “Major Failures of Red Cross in Haiti Detailed in New Report”