Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Do You Know About Haiti What You Think You Know?

Discovered at BlogHer.com, Professor Kim Pearson's post on Haiti: "Understanding the Stories Behind the Stories From Haiti." I bookmarked it. We hear tidbits of information in today's high-speed culture and think we know a subject or we never examine the veracity of what we were taught in college about places and people and still call ourselves educated. If you think you know enough about Haiti because you've seen sad pictures on TV and YouTube videos and especially if you don't want to be as ignorant as Paul Shirley, then read Pearson's article.

If you read my post from last week on the Who Dat controversy here in New Orleans, you know that my nerves are thinning on ignorance dressed up as information.

2 comments:

msladydeborah said...

Kim's post is good food for thought.

As for Paul Shirley, he makes me wish that his parents had used birth control.

Leigh C. said...

There was also this Salon.com article put up yesterday:

http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2010/02/01/haiti_trapped_under_the_rubble

I've cried more in the past few weeks from learning of events in Haiti than I have since 2005. These are people, not constructs, not God's instruments on which judgment has been passed.

Why people can't put down their self-righteousness and simply HELP is beyond my ken most of the time.