In recent news, the President of the United States singled out Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as “shithole countries” during a rant about immigration Thursday.
To be honest, I am not surprised, yes it hurts, yes it disgraceful, and it is also Racist. We had this conversation at work, and it has opened my eyes in many ways; “our parents have brought us here for a better life, but we are trying to go back to get our footing.” What he said is his truth and the truth of many people living in the United States, and many of us already knew this. What the President “value” is not what Haitians value; we value family, education, our history, culture, nature, and religion, we don’t value what this President value. Yes, we know Haiti is poor, but there is a reason why it is poor, and the United States played a role in it as much as others. We know the problems Haiti has so, please save your breath. Our Haiti Cherie is our home, and this is the perfect time to start making moves. We are not looking for validation that we are not a “shithole country;” however, we Haitians NEED to do our part. L’union fait la force is our motto so let’s stick to this. Action speaks louder than words.