Prof. Kivland article about the response of Jerry Rosembert Moïse -a prominent Haitian graffiti artist- to President Trump “shithole” remark, published on Anthropology News . Chelsey Kivland is an assistant professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College and studies street politics, insecurity, and public art in Haiti.
A Haitian artist responds to the “shithole” remark.
The day after President Trump referred to Haiti and the continent of Africa as “shithole countries,” Jerry Rosembert Moïse, a prominent Haitian graffiti artist, brought a provocative rejoinder to the insult to life. In a live painting demonstration in Dartmouth College’s Baker Library, he depicted Trump getting a spanking and a history lesson from children of Norwegian, Haitian, and Taino descent: the young teachers enumerated Haiti’s world-historical feats and the price paid for them to the potty-mouthed President.