January 1st marks 216 years of Haiti's independence. Here is a reminder on how much France ows to the first black led republic in the world.
Did you know that Haiti ?? was the first black country to gain independence! #BlackHistoryMonth
On this day in 1804, Haiti became the world's first Black republic. ?? Revolutionary Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti's independence after enslaved people successfully rebelled against their French colonizers. #HaitianIndependenceDay
"The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming to this country. Tired of immigrants from Haiti and Africa being allowed in." --
For those asking, no, I don’t think the president referring to 54 predominantly black countries as “shitholes” as opposed to 55 predominantly black countries (+ Haiti) makes a huge difference *in principle.* But reporting facts is the job and what exactly was said matters.