A full two-thirds of the earthquake casualties in Haiti on January 12, 2010 were directly due to policies that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) put in place to create surplus labor for the country’s sweatshops. The now well-known reductions in the tariffs on agricultural products, flood of subsidized Arkansas rice …
Pregnant women and young children, many stripped of their Dominicancitizenship before being pushed across the border into Haiti, are living in deplorable conditions, Human Rights Watch said today. They are among thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who, since mid-2015, have been forced to leave the country of their birth, including through abusive summary deportations by the Dominican government. “Not …
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In the Dominican Republic, Mass Deportations of Haitians Loom
Rachel Dolezal’s Racial Dilemma Is An Old American Story
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic face deportation if by the end of the day today they aren’t able to comply with complicated, widely criticized laws the government has set for their residency and citizenship in the country.
Veteran journalist Kim Ives, a prizewinning documentarian and editor of the news weekly Haïti Liberté, explains the history and impact of these race-based laws, which have rendered more than 500,000 Haitians in the Dominican Republic stateless.
The Rachel Dolezal saga continues to dominate the headlines, with new stories highlighting deep family dysfunction. But the story that started it all—her self-assigned racial identity as an African American woman—is in fact an old American story, says Leid Stories.