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Last week, we had some truly flaming opinion write-ins regarding cultural appropriation — when a dominant cultural group takes the cultural expressions of a minority group and uses it to look exotic. It was a particularly triggering piece of artwork at the Mini, Trinity’s student art showcase, that sparked the controversy. Over the last year I have had the privilege of traveling to Haiti, where a lot of women wear braids. I really love them;...

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January 12 is not a typical day for Haitians. At least not since 2010. Eight years later, and they are still recovering from the devastating earthquake that took place on January 12. The morning this year was different, though, as Haiti awoke to the unpleasant (albeit unsurprising) news about careless words spoken by our President. I’ve been to the so-called “shithole” country of Haiti, and I can tell you that it is anything but. Yes, there...

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OpinionEntrepreneurship worldwide

November 30, 201762 min

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share space on the island of Hispaniola, which is positioned on a geological nightmare. I’m sure you remember when Haiti was hit by a massive magnitude 7 earthquake in 2010, which released energy equivalent to 199,000 tons of TNT. But I remember it for something quite different: startups. For all that you see when you search Haiti on Google for the first time, I must say that it truly is...