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raypkm t1_iy8mwx8 wrote

Dominicans recently always feel like they are being punished by the west because of their treatment of Haitians as if they aren’t actively racist and historically have marginalized them.. I agree you cannot expect the DR to support another poorer country when they struggle with poverty as well. However, Dominicans struggle with discrimination and blatant anti-colorism which makes it difficult to reach a resolution the public can agree to.


Electrical-Bed8577 t1_iyasq4q wrote

I'm guessing you have never been to Hispaniola. I encourage a trip there to see some truth.


raypkm t1_iyat5xb wrote

I am Dominican. I go often, both sides of my family are from there. I have formally researched this topic and have interviewed many folks about the relationship been Dominicans and Haitians. I am not speaking of ignorance or white knighting defending the United States.


Electrical-Bed8577 t1_iyatt56 wrote

So then maybe I misunderstand your comment ... who is or is not racist? Dominicans? West?


raypkm t1_iyaybnn wrote

Dominicans are def racist lol


Nemphiz t1_iyedc0o wrote

Isn't that generalization, racist?


Electrical-Bed8577 t1_iyezg7f wrote

None that I met. Definitely extremely classist but I saw and heard no racism. Our guys drove us around much of the island, including past the armed guards at ... Haiti mountain border over the months we were last there. Unless you count trying to have enough babies to outnumber everyone else as a race case... I just didn't see it.


raypkm t1_iyf0360 wrote

Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I don’t think it beats out my lifetime of intimately knowing my own culture, language, politics and people. But you know. Different opinions I guess


Electrical-Bed8577 t1_iyfbvt2 wrote

Just saying we didn't see it, not competing. Many other questionable things seen, but not racism. We care for people there and visit often. I'm sorry for your experience.


pigoath t1_iy946mc wrote

>actively racist and historically have marginalized them..

How the heck are we racists if we are black and they're black too?

If they're so marginalized why they keep crossing to our side to live, work and have their children educated in our schools?

Stop spreading anti-dominican propaganda.


Ebmat t1_iy9m62d wrote

Easy to point the finger from the outside browsing from your iPhone.


pigoath t1_iy9rwmd wrote

Have an Android 🤷🏽‍♂️


Ebmat t1_iy9w58t wrote

Ok at some point. We are all benefiting from some abusive type of labor. Bet you most people feeling outrage by this are using an iPhone.


pigoath t1_iy9wdns wrote

>We are all benefiting from some abusive type of labor.

That's true.

>Bet you most people feeling outrage by this are using an iPhone.

Possibly true. Like the people who say Down to capitalism on twitter with the Twitter for iPhone tag in the bottom.