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On Shithole Countries and Racial Capitalism: The City Bank in Haiti

Donald Trump’s recent description of Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa as “shithole countries [sic]” offered an ugly example of how US foreign policy is often shaped by the dictates of racial capitalism – by an economic system suffused with racial ideology and racist thinking. The comment recalls an earlier episode of racial capitalism in Haiti which is […]

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Lubaina Himid and the History of Haiti

  Turner Prize-winning Black British artist Lubaina Himid has had a long standing interest in the intersections of the politics of race, representation, history, and memory. This interest has included a concern with Haiti. In the 1980s, she created a series of fifteen watercolors as part of the series Scenes from the Life of Toussaint […]

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Langston Hughes, A Poem for Jacques Roumain

Source: New Masses, October 2, 1945 via UNZ.org

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Hunger Strikers at California’s Adelanto Detention Center

Miami’s Krome Service Processing Center has a well-deserved reputation for the particular cruelties it has dispensed upon the Haitian asylum seekers detained within its walls. Yet Krome’s notoriety may soon be superseded by a new breed of detention centers in the southwestern United States. A string of private prisons contracted by ICE operate near the […]

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CLR James: Conversations and Interviews, 1938-1989

C.L.R. James, “Six Questions to Trotskyists – And Their Answers,” Controversy, vol. 2 nos. 17–8 (February–March 1938). Leon Trotsky (with JR Johnson aka CLR James et. al) on Black Nationalism: Documents on the Negro (1933-39), published in Bulletin of Marxist Studies No. 4, George Breitman, ed. (1962). La Cuarta Internacional en Francia: Entrevista de CLR James a León […]

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Citadelle du Christophe, Haiti, June 29, 1935.

Frederick G. Clapp, Citadelle du Christophe (1816-1820). Haiti, June 29, 1935. American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

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An incomplete bibliography of the writing of Suzy Castor

Une étape du nationalisme haitien (1929-1934). Diss. tesis de licenciatura ens, 1958, mimeo. Política y Sociología en Haití y la República Dominicana: Coloquio Dominico-Haitiano De Ciencias Sociales, México, Julio De 1971. (México: UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, 1974) “El Impacto de la Ocupación Norteamericana en Haití.’ Política y sociología en Haití y la República Dominicana. […]

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A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island

“….We are presented with a diptych of two beach scenes: one set on a sunny day off the coast of a posh resort with white people sunbathing and engaging in leisure activities; the other set in a storm with dark-skinned people―possibly Haitian refugees fleeing to Florida, in the midst of a crisis involving a seemingly […]

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