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Exclusive interview avec Medgine Benoit

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Espi├Ęgle,Buteau (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Apr 21-Apr 28, 2010
Brooklyn, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haitian Americans, Youth, Careers, Motivation, Benoit, Medgine
Problems that I think young Haitian American girls face in Bridgeport is learning about who they are as a person. Some Haitian-American girls are afraid to let people know that they are Haitians due to the fact that a lot of people who don't understand the Haitian culture sometimes tend to make fun of others. Growing up, I was one of those girls who were afraid of letting people know that I was Haitian because I always heard people make jokes about how poor and corrupted Haiti is. So, as a child I didn't want anyone to know that that was where I came from. Now that I am older, I have learned to embrace my culture and love everything about it.