E/Race-ing The Human In Aid Interventions Targeting Haiti and Haitians
October 04, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Erica Caple James, MIT
In this talk Erica Caple James contrasts the racial politics of intervention that emerge in two cases involving Haitians in the 1990s: Military-humanitarian post/conflict intervention in Haiti and faith-based refugee resettlement of Haitians to the U.S. Each case provides an Example of a racial formation (Omi and Winant 1986): Implicit and explicit formulations of inherent otherness were embedded in the rationale to deny or acknowledge harm and to rescue or facilitate refugee and reparations to "victims"
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