I don\'t have personal fears but like many of you I\'m deeply afraid of extreme human behaviours. I was in Haiti and several times I heard people talk about their neighbour state, the Dominican Republic. Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the same island, Hispaniola, but they seem to live in a totally opposite way. In reality, I was really shocked when I read in the Haitian newspaper Haiti progrÃ¨s the Dominican Vice-President\'s speech. He had said that everybody needed to find a solution to put a stop to Haitian immigration because they were invading the Dominican Republic. He added that the problem was that the Haitians were overpopulating their country because Haitian women are \"giving birth like animals in our hospitals\". When I read those horrible words I wanted to do more research about the relations between the two sides of the island.
[...] - The worst is that Haitian people who emigrate in those conditions in lots of cases are forced to stay for over forty years in the Dominican Republic because they have become totally dependant with their boss: no money, no papers, no way to go back to Haiti. - On the other side, the Dominican policy is very strict with those migrants: Haitian people are often violently expelled from the Dominican Republic. For example, it is common for gangs to descend upon immigrant camps and kill most of its occupants: "Where there are two Haitians, kill one; where there are three Haitians, kill two," say the leaders of the mobs. [...]
[...] Conclusion - To conclude we can say that it is an aberration that such a high degree of racism still exists in the world and I'm really afraid to see just how far men are capable of going just because of the fear of difference. To my mind it is totally amazing to observe those kinds of acts and words against a people who are so close in so many aspects. - But I think this is the result of amalgams and ignorance. [...]
[...] This horrible act of fear is still present in the memory of many. It was just a way, in his opinion, to stop the low profile racial invasion of the black Haitians in the country. It was a real “ethnic cleansing”, to prevent them from blackening their race. The contemporary situation of black Haitian people in the Dominican Republic - In spite of both states' attempts to have peaceful relations, the racist phenomena dwells very present in the everyday life in the Dominican Republic. [...]
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