What's wrong with being Haitian?
Nothing wrong with being Haitian but here's the real deal and also why that country is being treated so badly. I hate to actually say this the way that I'm saying this but this is the real deal. White people are always telling our people to forget the past and that slavery happened way back then and how we should get over it. This is what they say with their mouth but do not live. When Afrakan people were sent to Haiti, the unbeatable French Napoleon was the baddest thing out there that white people had in terms of a conquering general. Haiti was owned by the French and has huge forts and slave castles all over the place. The Afrakan people in Haiti beat Napolean's @ss and became the first free Afrakan peoples in the western world. White people never ever forgot that...and as of today still treat those people like pure D ish because of the defeat that they suffered from those people.
The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic. The Haitian Revolution was the only slave revolt which led to the founding of a state. The revolution was one of the two successful attempts, along with the American Revolution, to achieve permanent independence from a European colonial power for an American state before the 19th century. Furthermore, it is generally considered the most successful slave rebellion ever to have occurred in the Americas and as a defining moment in the history of Africans in the New World.
Although an independent government was created in Haiti, its society continued to be deeply affected by the patterns established under French colonial rule. The French established a system of minority rule over the illiterate poor by using violence and threats. Because many planters had provided for their mixed-race children by African women by giving them education and (for men) training and entrée into the French military, the mulatto descendants became the elite in Haiti after the revolution. By the time of war, many had used their social capital to acquire wealth, and some already owned land. Some had identified more with the French colonists than the slaves, and associated within their own circles.
Their domination of politics and economics after the revolution created another two-caste society, as most Haitians were rural subsistence farmers. In addition, the nascent state's future was practically "mortgaged" to French banks in the 1820s,[weasel words] as it was forced to make massive reparations to French slaveholders in order to receive French recognition and end the nation's political and economic isolation. These payments may have permanently affected Haiti's economy and wealth.
I advise everyone to read this so that we understand that Haiti is NOT A POOR PLACE AT ALL....but white people are still making them pay for the defeat that they suffered at their hands!!...So much for forgetting the past !!
Thanks Brother Keita ... but i was asking Brother
bientempo ... it was his post that i quoted.
I'm hoping he'll tell me / us what is wrong with being Haitian.
Glad you asked him Sis...I too want to read his reply....lol
Greetings Brother Keita....
I'm a little confuse by the wikipedia article...Question...Is the article implying that the mulatto descendent's/mixed race are still receiving reparation payments today?