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AAS paper 4 - Shane Swaby Dr Sanon Synthesis paper 4 Anti...

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Shane Swaby 09-23-11 Dr. Sanon Synthesis paper 4 Anti black racism’s perception of Vodou in the United States, “have developed, a priori, an attitude of scorn or rejection toward Vodou. At most it could have maintained a certain indifference” (pg 182). The anti black racism depicted the “blacks” as “creatures hungry for blood and vengeance, who it left their own devices would only set themselves up in anarchy or despotism”(pg 183) Vodou can be characterized as Haiti’s mirror. Vodou is an art that can easily reflect the hardship, the history of the 6 million plus people whose late ancestors came from Africa to the Caribbean in bondage. When Haiti created the world’s first black republic in 1804; they became a place where all citizens were free. Vodou is more then lighting candle and chanting to a high-powered spirit, Vodou was profoundly affected by the slavery and there hard won freedom. The spirit that they honored formulated the Haitians to
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