2 results for tag: Colonialism


Why Haitian History Matters

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black voices, experiences and cultures. We at SOIL, want to take this time to acknowledge Haiti’s significant place in black history - as a symbol of strength, resilience and hope, since 1804. From Toussaint Louverture and Catherine Flon, to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Edwidge Danticat, Haitians and Haitian-Americans alike have had a profound impact on world history. In 1804, Haiti became a free nation, and the first black republic, after years of fighting against colonial oppression. Haiti’s independence served as a pivotal moment not only in the fight against colonialism, but in the acknowledgement of the ...

Blavity: Combatting the Legacy of Environmental Racism in Haiti

Photo Credit: Vic Hinterlang Far too often discussions about environmental degradation and the global climate crisis miss the mark when it comes to the legacy of colonialism and racism. Though Haiti's geographical location and topological features certainly increase the nation's physical vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, the degree of environmental degradation and environmental vulnerability in Haiti is anything but natural. How this Org is Helping Haitians Reclaim their Land by Working to Combat Environmental Racism | Blavity It is neither normal nor natural that Haiti, a country with a negligible direct contribution to ...