Haiti's Bad Press

Haiti's Bad Press is a 1992 book by anthropologist Robert Lawless focusing on the long history of misrepresentation and racism perpetrated against Haiti and Haitians by foreign observers.

20 years later, Haiti continues to suffer from bad press. This is a sampling.
Aug 29 '13

This is really cool. But why must every goddamn article about Haiti or Haitians have to begin with a salivating bit of despair? I get it, they need their human interest angle, but come on. At least it wasn’t “the poorest country in the Western hemisphere” again.

U.S. Open: Victoria Duval upsets Samantha Stosur - latimes.com

This is really cool. But why must every goddamn article about Haiti or Haitians have to begin with a salivating bit of despair? I get it, they need their human interest angle, but come on. At least it wasn’t “the poorest country in the Western hemisphere” again.

U.S. Open: Victoria Duval upsets Samantha Stosur - latimes.com

Tags: los angeles times latimes haiti

Jul 6 '13

Tags: haiti los angeles times

Jul 6 '13

Tags: haiti associated press

Mar 14 '13

Tags: huffington post haiti

Mar 11 '13

Tags: haiti daily mail utter shit

Feb 20 '13
I wanted to share this NBC article (below) with you to gauge reactions and to raise even greater awareness of the subject of international aid for Haiti. In my opinion, this article demonstrates the lack of research done by producer Mr. Justin Balding of NBC and his lack of research and knowledge of Haitian history. Especially of past international economic investments and/or intervention in Haiti. Mr. Balding has failed to present or even to challenge the views espoused by Hugh Locke, whose program implemented in the Artibonite and financed by Timberland is a good and viable program, even though Mr. Locke?s (the Timberland program director/implementer) views and ?proposed Solution to break Haiti?s vicious cycle of poverty? are deeply flawed. As someone who is a strong proponent and supporter of international investments in Haiti, I found this article to be merely akin to a paid advertising, marketing and repackaging of failed foreign aid in Haiti. I also noted that yet again, another author or journalist did not consult any Haitians for their views or their solutions for their own country.

Tags: haiti nbc nbc news

Feb 9 '13

1 note Tags: Christian Science Monitor Haiti

Feb 4 '13

Tags: haiti latimes los angeles times

Feb 1 '13

Tags: haiti NPR

Jan 31 '13

Tags: haiti NPR