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.
Brian Concannon, Dir for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, discusses the serious political and health issues that still need to be addressed in Haiti in the aftermath of the passing former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.