Power of Two Stands in Solidarity with Haitian Refugees

As an organization that partners with families dealing daily with trauma caused by historical and current systems of oppression, Power of Two shares the heartbreak and outrage over the dehumanizing images of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling Haitian refugees. These actions are evocative of the slave patrols, predecessors of today’s police forces, and seeing these images inflicts fresh wounds on the intergenerational trauma already experienced by BIPOC communities in our country.

We stand in solidarity with Haitian asylum-seekers and call for responsible journalistic practices when it comes to highlighting their plight in order to preserve the emotional and mental wellbeing of BIPOC communities. We also call for true commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging as expressed by the Biden-Harris administration, such that it includes equity for refugees from all countries devastated by political strife and natural disasters regardless of that country’s racial or economic profile.