Haiti's Olympic team in London isn't very Haitian

Agent-x - July 23 2012, 10:22 AM

In USA whenever a foreign born accomplish a tour de force in any field such as in Literature, Art,Science, Technology,Sports etc right away the media said he is American even if that person turns out to be an undocumented.

However if the person isa murderer, drug dealers, thief etc, the media will emphasize on the ethnicity and nationality of the person even if the person was born in USA or is from several generation of a particular ethnic group.ie: Italian mafia,


According to charlotteobserver-com on 22 July 2012, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Four of Haiti's five Olympians at the London Games have something in common - they're not from Haiti.

With millions of Haitians living on $2 a day or less and hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake two years ago, the country struggles to produce world-class athletes.

But those with Haitian links are still eager to represent the small Caribbean country.

"I still feel Haitian even if I wasn't born there," 21-year-old sprinter Marlena Wesh said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Wesh, who will run in the 200 and 400-meter races at the Olympics, grew up in Virginia and is a senior at Clemson University.

Her parents are from Haiti.

Read more here:charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/22/3...

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