Monday, May 30, 2011

Good, Bad, Ugly

Some good news:

A young (Only 15 years old!) black girl has been accepted at Harvard! Bright girl. Reminds me of a story in Talmud....

Bad News:

Old history. After Haiti got its independence from France -the first (or one of the first) black nation to do so in the western hemisphere, France charged Haiti for reparations -for loss of potential slave work!

The Ugly News:

Haiti paid.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shalom Miriam,
Did you see her picture?She was a Muslim of African origins(at least that's where her parents were from) and she was wearing a hijab!

Miriam said...

yes, I did.

she's black though, no? Did I get that wrong?

Was it oil money at work there?

explain explain...

Anonymous said...

No,I don't think so.She's just an excepionally bright young lady who was able to attend a exclusive prep school and got in on her own merit.

If her parents are rich Nigerians,who immigrated to the US,then more power to them!

Miriam said...

Yes. news worth repeating!