I listened with interest, as my closest friends are Haitians that were part of an extended family that fled Haiti fifty years ago to seek security and success elsewhere. The ominous side of Vodoo culture has also to be addressed and the question of how it can now contribute to freeing Haiti from the effects of that culture and the violence of slavery in the country's history. Discussion of the negative effects of African culture in the modern world is painful, and almost I'm afraid a taboo subject, but it must be addressed alongside the recognition of the great contributions of Africa. I would refer everyone to the February 6, 2010 article in the Wall Street Journal "Haiti and the Voodoo Curse".
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