Honestly and fortunately I cannot confirm your statements...

Marie-denise Jean-francoi - November 23 2010, 8:47 AM

Honestly and fortunately I cannot confirm your statements regarding Mr. Baker.

My educational background in Business Administration allowed me to analyze Mr. Baker views at the time concerning the wage increase for the haitian workers.

I concluded that practically he was right, taking into consideration the interests of all groups involved in this matter.

I also remembered him saying if he cannot keep up with the costs, he will go back to agriculture.

After all Mr. Baker has been a BUSINESS MAN, NOT THE HEAD OF A CHARITY ORGANISATION.

Besides, during his years working with the peasants I had not heard any reports of mistreatment.

During a meeting with the haitian community in Massachusetts, the question of color came up. Mr. Baker explained that the father of his grandfather was from England, and the mother of his grandmother was from Ethiopia, that she was as black as charcoal, The first Baker family migrated in Haiti in the mid 1800 in "Port de Paix", he said. Looking at himself, he jokingly added: "this is what happens when a white and black couple get together".

He also reminded us that in fact we like each other, and how united, black and mullatoes, we fought for our independence.

Finally, as a nation we are facing very difficult times.

In general, I feel obligated while making choices to weight human imperfection, if detected, to EXTRAORDINARY AND POSITIVE actions of a citizen.

In my opinion, these actions must prevail

Marie-Denise Jean-Francois.

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