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[Insert Whiny Voice] “I Don’t Know Nothin’ About Haiti”…Well, Here’s How to Know Something

toon vectors“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haiti”. Have you ever uttered those words? Like, shut up! Have you ever heard those words uttered? What was your reaction when someone else’s lips spoke them? Did you have to stifle the burning desire in your hands to pimp-slap said individual? You, great demonstrator of self-control, you, congratulations on not exercising your urge to resort to petty violence! Or perhaps, you didn’t have a carpal inferno, but gave the said person the side eye. Nice going, your eyeball will never hurt from doing a little rolling. Side note: Dr. William H. Bates said so!

Why don’t we break down what that really means. “I Don’t Know Nothing About Haiti” really means: “I don’t want to know nothing about it, because if I learn something about it, then I won’t be able to whine, “I Don’t Know Nothing About Haiti”. Yeah, you don’t know nothing about Haiti, because you don’t wanna! Straight and simple. I believe the term is “willful ignorance”.

At this point, if you really want to know about Haiti, you can. You have so many resources at your disposal. You know, like that indispensable tool called Google. If you want to know about Haitian music, do what some do: Go on YouTube, go on social media networks and type in phrases like “Haitian music”, “konpa” for a start and go from there.

There are so many things in this world, that if you truly want to know about them, you shall! If you really want to put in the effort, you will reap fruitage. Unless…unless…you want to keep on whining, “I Don’t Know Nothing About Haiti”.

Which of these categories do you fall into? Or do you fall into multiple categories? Kreyolicious.com is here to help!

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haiti’s History…well, go here.

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haitian Music…well, go here.

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haitian Books or Literature.” Click here.

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Successful Haitians, that are mennenying.” Well, go here.

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haitian Movies. Heck, ain’t never seen one.” Well, go here.

“I Don’t Know Nothing About Haitian Art.” Go here, then.

Happy knowing something!

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2 Comments to “[Insert Whiny Voice] “I Don’t Know Nothin’ About Haiti”…Well, Here’s How to Know Something”

  1. Wynnie says:

    As usual, great article! I feel it’s our duty, no matter how far removed we are from Haiti, to continue honoring the culture, in whatever way we can. This goes hand in hand with being aware of what’s going on with Haiti-related issues.

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