Rudy Jules

Antioch College
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00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:25 - Early Life

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Segment Synopsis: Discusses Early Life as very much steeped in Haitian food, from a cultural standpoint music being a part of his upbringing

00:04:34 - What Does being Haitian mean to you?

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Segment Synopsis: Talks about a different culture and mindset from being Haitian family,

00:06:12 - Haitianness and Blackness

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Segment Synopsis: Talks about the extended family network and the contrast of individuality in the African-American community

00:09:01 - Haitian Values 00:10:12 - Conception of being Haitian

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Partial Transcript: "you're not really from here"

Segment Synopsis: A different sense of morality and handling situations.

00:11:05 - Haitian-American: National Identities

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Partial Transcript: "It's really where you're born"

00:12:51 - Being Haitian Man

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Partial Transcript: "I grew up feeling like Simba"

Segment Synopsis: Be a provider, be the rock of your family, being a leader in the family and learning to be that person. The role of the first born son meant that you have to be held to high standard.

00:16:33 - Haitian Gender Roles

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Segment Synopsis: House work for women, yard work for men. Coming to understand the gender roles. Talks about the gender roles shaping

00:19:28 - Religion and Spirituality

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Segment Synopsis: Almost became a priest at 15 and then changed

00:20:27 - Haitian Stereotypes and Voudou

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Segment Synopsis: Brings up Haitian stereotypes in representations. Talks about using New Orleans as a reference point

00:22:52 - Sexuality

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Segment Synopsis: Discusses French based island culture as a part of Haitian sexuality. Brings up Haitian love songs,

00:25:40 - Occupations

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Segment Synopsis: Talks about the influence of his dad in the Haitian and culinary communities and his experience as an innovator in the corporate world.

00:30:12 - Final Thoughts

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Segment Synopsis: Learning from the people around and you and

00:31:17 - Tatie Gina

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Segment Synopsis: The household operated as a transition space. Finding out the biological links and how close-knit family supported people's adjustment to the US. Uncle Rudy understands but doesn't speak Kreyol.