Haitian Radio - Topic Du Jour: The Dominican Anti-Haitian Agenda

All over haitian talk radio today there seems to be one major topic being discussed: The decision of the Dominican Republic to strip nearly 3 generations of Dominicans of full Haitian decent off their citizenship.

Haiti Neg Mawon Dominican Flag On Fire
Haiti Neg Mawon Dominican Flag On Fire

I tuned in to quite a few radio shows, in Haiti and in the Diaspora, and that was the topic being discused mainly today.

There were many interventions and many suggestions being debated.

Some suggested that the Haitian government take action but what actions can really be taken?

For the Haitian government to take action, former senator Joseph Lambert says, is to admit that these people are Haitians when in fact they are Dominicans.

Another caller says the only way for Haiti to react with impact is to fix itself, the state, the country and the economy. The Dominican Republic has a stronger economy, the caller says, and a stronger army (we dont even have one). Whatever decision they make, Haiti is not in a position to retaliate.

Another caller says the Dominican Republic's decision is a pure form of ethnic cleansing and it should not be overlooked. They are violating international human rights treaties, the caller says.

Whatever the case may be, I know that Haiti has allies. We call them the "international community" but for the sake of these poor Dominicans of Haitian decent, let us call them "alies" and let us hope they do the right thing.

We are weak and tired, we have been stripped of everything, we cannot fight this alone. If you were trying to prove a point, you did, I am sorry... Now help...

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Agent-x says...

13 October 2013 The Dominican High Court sentence TC/0168/13 dated 23 Sept 2013 in the case of Juliana Deguis Pierre will cause an implosion in the Dominican society if they tries to implement it.

A good portion of the Dominican intelligentsia is of Haitian descent.

Will the Dominican Rep in the near future will deport to Haiti blacks such as Dominican Senator Felix Bautista, Dominican ex President Lionel Fernandez or retired baseball right fielder Samuel Peralta "Sammy" Sosa to name a

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Claudy says...

It IS ethnic cleansing and there are laws against that should be

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Haitian-dominican Status says...

At this point in time, I don't believe that appealing to the Dominican's sense morality or shaming them to do what is right for the Haitian-Dominicans.

Damage control would be somewhat more adequate; For instance what criteria the Dominicans have used to determine someone is "illegal" after 89 years of living in the Country.

What does their constitution have said in regard to citizenship status.

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Patrick Gaspard says...

Nous n'avons pas d'allies.

Ceux qui presentement occupent notre territoir et les couloirs de "notre politique" ont d'autre interrets et des objectif

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Gonzales R Joseph says...

There are many positive (key word, positive) things Haitians can do! These are not the days when we just came out of slavery and the world was very ignorant of who (We the Haitian People) are capable of doing given the right environment and guided in the right direction.

We are a nation of intelligent priest and for one reason or another the rest of the world has always been attracted to Haiti.

We are at a point where Haiti and many Haitians on a grand scale are about to be granted access to pull herself out of poverty and catch up With the rest of the world! DR don't like that. A lot of Haiti's problems can be solve w/o violence & bloodshed by simply activating our 11tth Dept (Haiti's Diaspora) especially in South Florida!! Grassroott movement, Social network, write your congressmen, your local representative or wherever you maybe at. Talk to your Dominican friends but what ever you do, do not stop to the level of the DR government!

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