Haitian Student Challenges Trump, Defends Haiti's Honor

Haitian flag
Haitian flag
Haiti is close to Florida
Haiti is close to Florida
Vickie Charles
Vickie Charles

President Donald Trump made headlines again recently when he questioned why the United States would want to encourage immigrants from Haiti and Nigeria, labeling the two nations as "Sh**hole countries." The Voice reached out to the campus community to get reactions from students who may have family that are Haitian or Nigerian. Senior Vickie Charles penned this piece for the newspaper.

By Vickie Charles

My reaction to what Trump said about Haiti calling it a "Sh** whole county" was very hurtful because he doesn't truly know our culture. He's just an outsider looking in. He doesn't know how my people fought for our freedom and how we have some of the most beautiful beaches for tourist to come and have a good time.

My parent fought to come here and become citizens but in all reality, they miss Haiti and the dynamics of our culture and our people. My aunt and uncles, with my little cousins, just came into the United States about a year ago. Now they must worry if the president will be sending them back to Haiti when my parents fought so hard and paid large amount of money just to bring them to the land of the free. 

Trump isn't even compassionate to what is truly happening in Haiti and our corrupted government. If Trump takes the time to talk to the different ethnicities that lives in this country because they found it better to live free and not in poverty, maybe he would be a little more sensitive to all the Sh** whole countries. 

I feel as if Haitians need just a little more respect because he lacks education on how we became the FIRST country to abolish slavery and become free. Instead of talking down on us, how about try to help. I pray for President Trump and his ignorance. May god bless him. Haiti is not a Sh** whole country. It's a country who needs a new foundation. 

Stop looking at the negative and take a chance on our positive and the bettering.