In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Following racist & xenophobic remarks by Donald Trump regarding Haitians and other Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, the LMC speaks with Haitian-American Jessicah Pierre to set the record straight on the Haitian-American experience. Jessicah Pierre is the Inequality Media Specialist for the Institute for Policy Studies.
Nicole Phillips, staff attorney member for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, tells about recent developments of the Dominican Republic stripping people of Haitian descent of their citizenship. Amid a similar racist climate in the US, what should Americans learn about what the DR is doing regarding citizenship and racial identity.