Danticat and Hispaniola crisis

The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”: Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families “The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those… more →

Building Relationships

We have mentioned the word blan in some of our past blog posts, so I thought I’d expound on this a little bit today. Blan is the Haitian Creole word for “white”. When I arrived in Haiti for the first time just over a year ago, I was unnerved by everyone stopping and fixating their… more →