I was surprised to see George F. Will’s assertion in his Sept. 23 column, “Will Utah send its Love?,” that congressional candidate Mia Love is “black but not African American,” by virtue of having been born in Brooklyn to Haitian parents.

I guess I missed the chapter of my world history textbook that explains how black Haitians are indigenous to Hispaniola. Silly me, I thought that the ancestors of today’s Haitians were brought over as slaves from Africa, like the ancestors of other African Americans.

John Shea, Ellicott City