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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

And Then There Were Guys On Horseback: We Have Not Yet Forgiven Haiti For Being Black

For thousands of heartsick Haitians languishing under a scorching bridge in Texas, their slog across the Rio Grande was the last step of a harrowing journey - not just the months-long trek through parlous jungle but the centuries-long history of a country so beset by relentless calamity it's been deemed "a descent to hell," from colonialism, slavery, occupation to earthquakes, hunger, gangs. The final wrong: Racist, rein-whipping thugs on horses chasing them, and racist, self-righteous pols deriding them as "illegal aliens." No, you opportunistic scumbags. One more time: They're humans.

Abby Zimet · Sep 21, 2021

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