Haiti and Norway
The Creole branch of our family emigrated from the poor island nation of Haiti to the US many years ago; we certainly don’t think of our homeland as a “--- hole”. Our ancestors fought for this country in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the First World War and the Second World War. We are very proud of our French-speaking homeland’s many contributions to this country and very embarrassed by the language and behavior of our nation’s current President. His wife and daughter really should wash out his mouth with soap when he comes home at night.
My sister emigrated from the US to Norway in the 70's. Her family is very proud of Norway’s strong publicly funded health and education systems for every Norwegian of every income strata and of their country’s incredibly strong economic performance. That performance is because of North Sea Oil and their national investments in their citizens well being, not the colors of their skin. The Norwegians reject the hateful rhetoric, intemperate racism and misguided policies of President Trump just as strongly as we do here in California.
As Martin Luther King reminds us “Let us celebrate the contents of our characters, not the colors of our skins”.
January 12, 2018