Haiti : Black in Latin America (Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided)

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It's very interesting that in the dr "black"=haitian.
I know many black americans who think "haitian"=the darkest black people on earth, where did that come from...Thomas Jefferson.lol


But yeah, I think it was pretty balanced. But I wish he had gone into more detail about Haiti occupying DR.
And it did seem like he was all smiles when talking about how black and proud Haitians are. But when he was in DR it just looked like he wanted to shake his head like..."these amber/brown people are crazy as hayel"lol

lol they put the drop quad on half an island.smh
 

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It's very interesting that in the dr "black"=haitian.
I know many black americans who think "haitian"=the darkest black people on earth, where did that come from...Thomas Jefferson.lol


But yeah, I think it was pretty balanced. But I wish he had gone into more detail about Haiti occupying DR.
And it did seem like he was all smiles when talking about how black and proud Haitians are. But when he was in DR it just looked like he wanted to shake his head like..."these amber/brown people are crazy as hayel"lol

lol they put the drop quad on half an island.smh
Ironically though, the documentary seemed to imply that the DR assisted Haiti with a "humanitarian" effort after the earthquake without mentioning how the DR has at the same time been rather repressive towards Haitian refugees who migrated to the DR.

I did not see the entire program. It seemed to focus at one point on Papa Doc but virtually no mention of how repressive Trujillo was on the Black population in the DR.

And I do not recall any mention of Baby Doc and the millions the Duvalier family stole.

In fact, Papa Doc seemed to think it was funny that he was considered a dictator. That was a little more than I could take.
 

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I think Prof. Gates(and his team) did a great job, what do you think? I thought it very balanced ..waiting for bientempo to comment..:qqb011:
I watched it. It was interesting. I thought Skip and his team did a aight job. My uncles told me DR is very Euro. Its time someone looked at the issue. Like Omowale stated, the show kinda glossed over the effect of Trujillo and US's current interventionist agendas.
 

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I think Prof. Gates(and his team) did a great job, what do you think? I thought it very balanced ..waiting for bientempo to comment..:qqb011:
As my cable company here does not do PBS and I don't like youtube, I have not see this. But why should I comment, obviously a Harvard Professor with an agenda knows much more than people that live on this island(either side). Maybe he can make this the subject at the next beer summit? We put very little credibility to those from the USA that come here to tell us how things are.
 
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