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Thank You!!!!
OMG!!! it's WONDEFUL to find someone who has pride in his background.

It's insulting having others tell you "you don't look haitian" just as someone can say you don't look american, or irish.

as if the people of that culture should meld in and fit the stereotypes were given: all irish are drunkards and all americans are arrogant.

and the stereotype for haitians is that they're voodoo working, backwards people-- ignorant and black as ashes.

i can only tip my hat low towards you in respect because you stand tall against the stereotypical regards of us and you 've given me one more reason to be proud that I TOO am haitian.

Jessie, October 19 2007, 2:38 PM

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Hello, My name is Nadia Sanon. Im a 20 year old Floridian mother that just wanted to share the joy that I got from this poem. As a young child I was... read more >
Topic, 24-Feb-05 9:28 pm
“I Don’t Look Haitian,” is a wonderful poem that speaks volumes of truth. It is true; there are many stereotypes about minorities in America... read more >
Topic, 2-Mar-05 1:24 pm
The peom "I don't look haitian" its kind of talking about me in a way. I am 19 yrs. old and when people find that I am haitian they always " for... read more >
Topic, 15-Mar-05 12:47 pm
I loved your poem, it was honest, intelligent and very well-written. Let us all rise to a new level and remove the stereotypes that hold us back... read more >
Topic, 10-Apr-05 5:10 pm
I never had a chance to thank you for your ccomment on my poem "I Don't Look Haitian.". Today was the first time I was actually seeing your comment... read more >
Makendal, 31-May-06 11:25 am
I am a poet and I am mixed as far as my cultural is concern, but you really moved me and I really would like to do an article about you. I am a... read more >
Poetress, 11-Jun-06 11:52 am
well I always wanted to know how does a Haitien look??? a Haitien can be white as snow or blacker than a chalkbroad.I personally think Haitiens come... read more >
Belkaramel, 16-Sep-06 5:38 pm
wow!, I am stunned and shivering. Very well put together poem. I am also Haitian, Came to America when I was young. I get the same horrible response... read more >
Clivens Laguerre, 20-Mar-07 4:38 pm
wat ur topic is about? please reformulate ur comment. by the way r u some kind of a racist person? read more >
Rachel, 28-Mar-07 11:50 am
Thank You!!!! OMG!!! it's WONDEFUL to find someone who has pride in his background. It's insulting having others tell you "you don't look haitian... read more >
Jessie, 19-Oct-07 2:38 pm
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