Haiti was the only successful slave rebellion that turned itself into a republic. (..)'After that point, it is utterly demonised. They are savages, they are cannibals, they have this horrible voodoo religion that is invented largely by terrified westerners.
What's interesting is that it's the western world's fantasies of the savage; it's not actually the practices of the so-called savage. It's us imposing something, fantasizing about what the other does.
Many think that the zombie in a sense is a metaphor for being a slave; literally working yourself to death, as so many people did in Haiti.
The idea now that we have in The Walking Dead of them being completely obsessed with devouring meat of the living, that goes straight back to the awful cliches of the savage and the cannibal in the colonial imagination