Haiti has one of the most apparent level of disparity among its citizens then any other countries in the Americas. What is most notorious about Haiti's disparity is how the level of wealth is strictly divided across the racial lines; where the lighter skinned, or the so called mulattoes are usually the wealthiest, they are the Haitian elites.

The mulattoes in Haiti make up about 20% of Haiti population, while the masses, the black masses, the poor make up the staggering 80%. Despite making only about 20% of the population however, the elites hold 90% of Haiti's wealth,

In the deepest of conscious, Haiti remains the first black republic in the world after the only successful slave revolt in Human History, despite such historical accomplishment however, today Haiti is a very racially divided country, where strangely, discrimination are committed against the majority; the masses, the black masses, the poors, 
The biggest insult to a Haitian is to call him an African.

Don't get me wrong, Haitians are extremely proud of Haiti being the first black republic in the world and of their African heritage. Throughout her entire history, Haiti has always fiercely claimed and guarded her African roots; And Haiti remains the most African land outside of Africa; as soon as you step foot on Haiti's soil, you immediately understands that this island is the eldest daughter of mother Africa, the heritage of the old continent is vivid; from its customs, religion and language, which despite deriving 90% from french, sounds just like any African language. Anyway you look at it, Haiti is Africa.

Now the elites have always had their own culture, which mirrors that of the french.
The Haitian mulattoe will go out of his way to prove his french background, while outright deny that his great grand fathers were African slaves. They regard Haiti's most populous religion practice,  Vodou, the corner stone of Haitian history and society, with disdain.

One of the biggest impact of the Haitian elites pretended french culture, has been on Haiti education system, where the great majority of Haitians, about 90% of the population, are forced to learn a language different than their native tongue, Kreyòl, in order to receive an education from the state.

The elites of the early Republic of Haiti implemented various Eurocentric and anti nationalist  policies; it entrusted the french clergy with "educating the countrysides". It encouraged the population to deepen its cultural dependence on  its former colonizer.

I mean let's be honest with ourselves, isn't forcing the children to learn french, a foreign language to them, in order to receive an education from any institution one of Haiti's biggest discriminatory practice. 

With the majority, the  poors being too destituted to afford an adequate school already lacking, you are then left with the great majority of Haitian students, especially those who live in the countrysides; painfully and blindly trying to learn in a foreign language.

You can argue that Haiti is not the only country in the world with two official language, but Haiti's french education system is discriminatory because it only affects the poors, since the elites already have money, have traveled or lived in France; they are accustomed to french culture and only speak french à la maison.

No Haitian government, past or present has been able or willing to change Haiti's education system profoundly; either because they have financial ties to the elites or are part of that rich call themselves.

Haiti's only way out of its over two centuries of poverty is through education, one that is provided in a language that everyone understands. not just in the one understood by the bismal elites.

The Haitian elites cannot be in many ways the leading financial and intellectual community in Haiti without being involved into its problems, convulsed by its agonies and inspired by its causes. The elites in Haiti cannot escape their responsibilities; history will continue to bear them great reproach for their lack of involvement in Haiti's economical, educational and social progress.