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5914: Re: 5911: 'Blan' & Haitian Culture (fwd)

From: Racine125@aol.com

<< Understanding Haitian Culture -- Haitians never showed any racism against 
 foreigners. One's color does not really matter in Haiti...>>

Earth to Vedrine come in please!  :-)  What country are you talking about?  
This statement is so completely contrary to my experience and the experience 
of other non-black non-Haitians I am astounded that you could even type it!

<<and this goes back to the time of the Haitian Revolution (almost 200 years 
ago). Dessalines (the nation's father) himself is clear on that by granting 
 citizenship to Polish soldiers...>>

Dessalines also assassinated helpless white women whom he lured from hiding 
with promises of safe passage.  His men ripped the fetuses from the bellies 
of pregnant white women, and replaced them with the severed heads of the 
women's husbands!

<<If you live with them, eat with them, struggle with them, speak 
 their language, respect them, understand their cry for liberation... I 
 pretty much doubt they would you consider you a foreigner ('blan') no matter 
 what color you are.>>

To the contrary, no matter WHAT you do to advance and improve the cause and 
conditions of Haitians, in general or individually, you are still a "blan", 
still a target, still a candidate for stealing and exploitation.

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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