As a woman, as a New Yorker and as a human being, I am angry, disappointed, and dismayed by the comment that Luis Diaz, also known as “Cipha Sounds” made last week on his morning show. Saying that he’s HIV negative because he doesn’t date Haitian girls is not only ignorant and inflammatory, but also hurtful.

I can only imagine the pain such an unthinking comment caused within the Haitian community. The Haitian people have had endured great suffering and hardship this past year. Instead of singling out and poking fun at them for the sake of ratings, Mr. Diaz and other ‘shock jocks’ like him should be thinking about ways to heal communities, not insult or harm them.