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5845: Re: 5844: Violence against foreigners in Haiti and deportees (Saint-Vil) : Grey replies

From: Racine125@aol.com

<<   All I am saying is this : The «friends of Haiti» have greatly 
contributed to the worsening of the zenglendo problem in Haiti, with these 

WRONG!  The DEPORTEES have "greatly contributed to the worsening of the 
zenglendo problem in Haiti".  What do you expect the USA to do, say, "Oh, we 
will just keep these robbers and killers here, so they rob and kill Americans 
instead of Haitians"? 

<< As for the use of the term « blan», we have gone through this several 
 before on this list. As a Manbo who have been to Haiti time and time again 
 you must know that it is used to identify foreigners. More often, foreigners 
 of european descent but not exclusively so. There is no need to get 
 sensitive over the use of the term blan.>>

I know white people who still say, "When we said 'nigger' we didn't mean 
anything by it."  The term blan is racist, objectifying, and pejorative.  Ask 
the people who are the objects of any term how they feel about it, not the 
people who use the term.

<< In anycase, it is obvious that the type of violence prevalent in Haiti has 
 changed. It is no longer limited to petty theft, political repression or mob 
 revolt. Today, there are professional criminals operating in Haiti and, to 
 my humble opinion, the new deportees have greatly contributed to this 
 change. I further speculate that the change in attitude displayed towards 
 foreigners can easily have been influenced by this same factor.>>

Nah!  Those maniacs in the cemetery weren't zenglendos.  It's just moral 
laziness - it's so much easier to blame those nasty, nameless, faceless 
"blans" than to attack the real flaws in Haitian society, namely a culture 
which does not condemn stealing and lying as long as the victims are 
outsiders, including "blans".

Peace and love,

Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen

"Se bon ki ra", 
     Good is rare - Haitian Proverb

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