Haiti : Will America finally change it's policies that have harmed Haiti for so many years?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Give Haiti Grants as Help, Not Crippling Loans
    Ten Things the U.S. Can and Should Do For Haiti
    By BILL QUIGLEY

    One. Allow all Haitians in the US to work. The number one source of money for poor people in Haiti is the money sent from family and workers in the US back home. Haitians will continue to help themselves if given a chance. Haitians in the US will continue to help when the world community moves on to other problems.

    Two. Do not allow US military in Haiti to point their guns at Haitians. Hungry Haitians are not the enemy. Decisions have already been made which will militarize the humanitarian relief – but do not allow the victims to be cast as criminals. Do not demonize the people.

    Three. Give Haiti grants as help, not loans. Haiti does not need any more debt. Make sure that the relief given helps Haiti rebuild its public sector so the country can provide its own citizens with basic public services.

    Four. Prioritize humanitarian aid to help women, children and the elderly. They are always moved to the back of the line. If they are moved to the back of the line, start at the back.

    Five. President Obama can enact Temporary Protected Status for Haitians with the stroke of a pen. Do it. The US has already done it for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Sudan and Somalia. President Obama should do it on Martin Luther King Day.

    Six. Respect Human Rights from Day One. The UN has enacted Guiding Principles for Internally Displaced People. Make them required reading for every official and non-governmental person and organization. Non governmental organizations like charities and international aid groups are extremely powerful in Haiti – they too must respect the human dignity and human rights of all people.

    Seven. Apologize to the Haitian people everywhere for Pat Roberts and Rush Limbaugh.

    Eight. Release all Haitians in US jails who are not accused of any crimes. Thirty thousand people are facing deportations. No one will be deported to Haiti for years to come. Release them on Martin Luther King day.

    Nine. Require that all the non-governmental organizations which raise money in the US be transparent about what they raise, where the money goes, and insist that they be legally accountable to the people of Haiti.

    Ten. Treat all Haitians as we ourselves would want to be treated


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  2. HyperKill

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    1) hatians are black 2) blacks are no priority in the white economic money system 3) it is beneficial to too many white companies and banks to keep haiti in dept 4) haiti should be our biggest ally for being the main reason we were able to get Louisiana and all of its oil, fish, and timber, not to mention 13 states west of the mississippi 5)the U.S. cares nothing for hatians being that they are considered HIV ridden, crime infested negroes 6) Obama was elected for his ability to not confront nor stand up for black issues or peoples 7) the tea party crowd would will accuse him of wealth redistribution 8) the same crowd would consider him to be empowering a black nation 9) Obama rules by concensus, not standing on issues he believes in strongly 10) in a few months haiti will be left to rot and will be forgotten about 11) many whites will be impressed at how the black president has not betrayed their trust and leaned toward making them have to live in a world of empowered black nations 12) those 30,000 haitians will be taken back to haiti as soon as their is ample social and political cover to do so 13) blacks will continue to live idly without showing public outrage as this is the mentality exhibited by blacks as to the reason we could pick cotton for centuries and accept it as a daily reality withouit freeing ourselves 14) haiti will receive abortion clinics before they receive house construction or clean water facilities 15) this will remain the ugly black reality until we do for ourselves and help our own brothers here and abroad
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are a good brother but quite stupid and malinformed to think your ancestors HAPPILY picked cotton, inspite of the evidence.

    If you hate yourself do so but do not blame your subconcious hate for the race on your lack of information or inablity to do the research.
     
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    I agree with the top 10 commandments above, but we all know that things won't change. If America had given a helping hand before this happened, it wouldn't cost so much now.

    What I really want to know is where are the French? I know we are closer to Haiti in terms of getting "timely" relief, but the way some Haitians swear to be French and not Black....why aren't their beloved French taking the lead?

    I understand that things are a mess down there, yet I can't help but feel unsatisfied with the current relief effort. Very disorganized.
     
  5. nubian noir

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    That is what I want to know. You are so right citizen, There are so many haitians here in south florida that swear up and down they are french. It is so sad to hear them say that. I also agree with the top 10 commandments as well. THe relief effort is disorganized on purpose. Also look at the domicans and how they are treating the haitian people, that is one island remember. also now wyclef jean yele foundation is under attack I wonder why that is?http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34887376/ns/entertainment-celebrities/?GT1=43001


    sign of terrible times to come.
     
  6. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And folks still want to say race is ambiguous and a non issue.

    There is no more galvanizing issue regading race then Haiti, and garvey was no fool.

    Every single Black nation has a debt of honor to Haiti, for it being the first to buck white supremacy, and European Imperialism
     
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