Haitians need to do the hard work of building institutions...

Yanique Joseph - October 22 2017, 12:31 PM

Haitians need to do the hard work of building institutions both in Haiti and in the Diaspora so we can stop repeating the same mistakes over and over. We keep saying we are proud of the "first Black independent Republic" but there is a high level of distrust and individualism in Haitian culture, especially among the educated and privileged, which keep us from cooperating over many years to build businesses, organizations and other institutions that last while nurturing true leadership, especially among the younger adults.

We Haitians have missed major historical opportunity after opportunity.

Our national pride needs to produce more lasting and positive results.

We need to disprove that we are a failed state.

Yanique Joseph, Haitian Renaissance Institute, New Haven, CT.

Related Article:

Haitian Culture vs. Haitian Ignorance : NOT everything we Haitians do is "Culture"

There are many things that we Haitians consider culture but when other people look at us doing these things, they see it as pure ignorance. Are we...

REPLY to this message

Return to Message List

Messages and comments from our readers...

Haitian Photo Stories...

Digicel Haiti - Mobile phone network and Internet service provider Digicel Haiti - Mobile phone network and Internet service provider

Digicel Haiti is a mobile phone network and internet serice provider operating in Haiti. Digicel has been operating in Haiti since 2006, the company...

PHOTO: Haiti - All vehicles set on fire in front of OASIS Hotel, Petion Ville Haiti PHOTO: Haiti - All vehicles set on fire in front of OASIS Hotel, Petion Ville Haiti

Look at this photo... Manifestation in Haiti, All vehicles set on fire in front of OASIS Hotel, Petion Ville Haiti Saturday 07 Jul 2018 after the...

Spirit Airlines resumes flights to Haiti Monday July 09 2018 Spirit Airlines resumes flights to Haiti Monday July 09 2018

Good news for Airline travelers to Haiti...Spirit Airlines will resume flights to Haiti Monday. The Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to...