Hi Samuel; I'm the child of one of those Haitians that...

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Hi Samuel; I'm the child of one of those Haitians that Duvalier drove out. I went to Haiti for the first time when I was in High school, after Duvalier the father died. I have since gone back many times.

Although I speak English better than most Harvard educated Americans, I also speak French like the old upper class Haitians used to, and I learned to speak Creole when I went back as an adult.

I consider that I am culturally really half American and half Haitian.

I love my Haitian culture better and take great pride in it. I have some very good Haitian friends.

As an adult, I lived in Haiti for four years.

I have gone back many times for research on Haitian culture and history.

I have been there when things were really bad and Haitians were running out. I have slept in the shacks with the peasants and in the wealthiest houses with my friends.

I love Haiti.

Right now, my knowledge, years of study, and experience are being used to teach mostly little rich American college kids. I love them and love my work, but I would prefer to be doing something for my country.However, I will not go back because I don't see what I could do if I did go back, but also why would I want to go back to a country that denies me my citizenship.

Most other countries in the world offer double citizenship to people who were born in the country; Haiti does not. Haiti needs to move into the twenty first century in more ways than one.

Linda, January 27 2008, 8:40 PM

Topic: Les Professions en Haiti

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Hi, what can we expect when over 80% of the haitian brains are living outside the country? Any one planning on going... read more >
Rubens F. Titus, 26-Jan-08 9:31 pm
For what i know, all Haitians are planning to go back one day. The day has not yet come, but we will one day. read more >
Zodevan, 27-Jan-08 2:35 pm
Are you kidding man? Most of the "brains" who left in the 60's were ran out of their country by that maniac Duvalier... read more >
Samuel, 27-Jan-08 6:03 pm
Hi Samuel; I'm the child of one of those Haitians that Duvalier drove out. I went to Haiti for the first time when I... read more >
Linda, 27-Jan-08 8:40 pm
I got your point Bro, but at the same time the brains have to do something, we're Haitians not outsiders. First they... read more >
Zodevan, 27-Jan-08 10:23 pm
Hi Linda, i feel you, I was there in 1986 when the country was "A FEU ET A SANG" it did not look good at all. I just... read more >
Zodevan, 27-Jan-08 10:33 pm
I think samuel is a very selfish individual. He is not open minded and need to learn more about things before he... read more >
Franc De Corsica, 17-Oct-09 8:43 am


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