The Scapegoating of Haitian Vodou Religion

  title={The Scapegoating of Haitian Vodou Religion},
  author={Benjamin Hebblethwaite},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={22 - 3}
  • Benjamin Hebblethwaite
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
  • Shortly after the catastrophic earthquake that crushed Port-au-Prince and the surrounding towns on January 12, 2010, The New York Times published an article in which columnist David Brooks claimed that “voodoo” is a “progress-resistant” cultural influence because it spreads the message that “life is capricious and planning futile.” Alongside Brooks, many authors promote similar views, especially Christians. I argue that Vodou does not negatively affect progress in Haiti. Rather, there are… CONTINUE READING
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