Haiti and the Dominican Republic – Systemic xenophobia and racism – commentary

Antihaitianismo: Systemic xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic

Published on July 4, 2017 – By Sharri K Hall – Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Despite their shared heritage, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have existed in a quasi cold war for centuries largely due to the rampant systemic racism that plagues the Dominican government and is cultivated by many Dominican citizens. Antihaitianismo is the present manifestation of racial prejudice, selective interpretation of history, and nationalistic Dominican false consciousness. This antihaitianismo was bred and cultivated in the historic colonialism in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.   

Read more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/news/newspublish/home.print.php?news_id=34941

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