The Flavor of Freedom

How Haitian Independence Day Became Whitewashed

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Once a year Haitians around the globe comb through the aisles of their local grocers to collect the key ingredients to a 200-year-old tradition. On the days leading up to January 1st, decorations and noise makers barely take priority on the shopping list until the hunt for the perfect calabaza squash has been properly vetted and secured. To those…