Will Haiti Ever Recover from White Supremacy?


Nearly seven years ago after an unprecedented earthquake devastated Haiti, famed evangelical Christian Pat Robertson believed it was God’s retribution. Referring to the Haitian Revolution, a 13-year-long war in which Haitians successfully fought the French for their independence, Robison declared the Haitians “got together and swore a pact to the devil,” promising to serve Satan if he would free them from the French. He continued, “You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other.”

I guess the historic quake which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and wreaked havoc on the already impoverished nation wasn’t enough for God, though, because this week Hurricane Matthew unleashed its 145-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rains on Haiti, “the poorest” country in the Western hemisphere. Since Monday, most of the 11 million residents have been without running water and power. Thousands of homes were leveled and preliminary numbers…

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