Dominican Republic/Haiti Collapse
By Brink Rocco and Weston Shanley
That's not the only reason why these two countries are on the brink of collapse. Another reason is because of the constant racism that is going on between the two. The Dominican Republic has had a dark secret for a while now. Back in the 1800 Haiti was a colony and the Dominican Republic (DR) which had recently claimed its freedom in 1821, was one also. The Haitians invaded the DR and tried to erase them completely. The reason for this was because back in the 16th century the DR was colonized by Spain. Along with sugar, food, water, etc. they brought along racial prejudiced too. Along with that the DR was owned by the french. At the time they were enemy's which caused the tension grow even stronger. Eventually the DR's government wanted to keep whites and blacks separate between the two Countries which was nearly impossible due to the fact that they were right next to each other. and the tension broke into slave revolts and the racism has been there ever since. Just recently the DR has sighed a recent ruling in the court that if you are from Haitian decent you will be deported out of the country. You can see just how much of an influence racism has on people even there own Government. If this continues the DR and Haiti will collapse.
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