Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

  • に公開 2017/10/17
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    Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border, and an island. But the two countries are very different today: the Dominican Republic enjoys higher quality of life for many factors than Haiti. I went to this island and visited both countries, to try and understand when and how their paths diverged. And I began to learn how those differences are playing out in the present.
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  • Vox
    Vox  年 前 +4888

    This is a surreal feeling. Thanks to everyone for following along and being a part of this journey. Can't tell you all what this means to me. The next video will launch in a week! Follow my newsletter to stay up to date: www.vox.com/borders-email
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    • Zylothical Campz
      Zylothical Campz 24 日 前

      Why did you guys remove my comment? ;c

    • AngelCM
      AngelCM 25 日 前

      In the Dominican constitution has a numeral word error: they put "Mil novecientos noventa y nueve (1999)" instead of "Mil novecientos veintinueve (1929)".

    • Darren Williams
      Darren Williams 26 日 前

      @DTWARRIOR I just watched it and i couldn't agree with you more ......this is what i call propaganda .

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot ヶ月 前

      Trujillo was a self hating racist who worshipped white people,after the parsley massacre, he invited white Jews in hopes that would intermarry and whiten the population, he invited 100,000 Jews but only 800 showed up, most ended leaving.

    • Reynaldo Pichardo
      Reynaldo Pichardo ヶ月 前

      A more balanced video on this video...

  • Sam Choon
    Sam Choon 3 時間 前 +1

    What an irony, a lot of Dominicans are just as "black" as Haitians.

  • Priscilla Santana
    Priscilla Santana 6 時間 前

    You forgot to mentioned that Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer invaded Dominican and Haiti controlled that side for almost 25 years. Quite a big omission in the Story. Other than that it was ok.

  • Henry E
    Henry E 22 時間 前

    I feel so disgusted how my "people" treat Haitians. So much racism and hate because they are black but in reality we are all the same. Shame on Dominicans that mistreat Haitians. They are very hard working people.

  • Jannie Anifowose
    Jannie Anifowose 日 前 +1

    There is no such thing as an "Overworked slave" slavery is slavery 15:52

    USMCLP 日 前 +2

    The most ironic part of this division and racism is how Haitians and Dominicans are much the same ethnically. Yeah the DR is much more mixed for obvious reasons, but a good majority of the DR’s population is still filled with African heritage.
    Seriously, a lot of Dominicans look like any other biracial or light-skinned black person.

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot 16 時間 前

      @Un Dominicano Cansao we cant pretend that anti-haitianism doesn't exist in the DR, the Dominican republic had bateyes and Trujillo. Haiti has a long history of natural disaster's 2018 earthquake, 2016 hurricane Matthew, 2008 hurricane gustav, 2004 hurricane Jeanne, 1994 hurricane Gordon,1996 hurricane Inez , 1963 hurricane flora and the internal community has helped every time, there is a Haitian community in French Guyana because of hurricane Cleo, anyway when you say money given away a decade you probably mean the 2010 earthquake, while there were multiple pledges most them were pledges.

  • Pietro Striano
    Pietro Striano 日 前 +2

    I'm personally always against the abominion we Europeans have done. I always cheer for Africa to become strong and so on. Yes French stole. Spanish same. "Americans" same. But as for Africa I will say the same thing for Haiti. Yes we stole but the fact that you are not able to put up a government is your fault. I live in a small country in North Europe called Estonia. They had years of oppressions and even the Soviet union. A country that was left free in the 90' in the last 30 years they built a paradise. So please stop to blame us. If you don't have the humility to stay unite and care for each other you simply deserve it.
    This of course is the classical American video. They hypnotise us. What happens it's horrible. But remember if you put trash on the street and everybody does. You can't blame me that I didn't educate you. So read more. Be humble and be United. Africa. Haiti or wherever.

  • Ashley Rachael
    Ashley Rachael 日 前

    I have been to Haiti and the dr and I can tell u they are so different but one thing abt the two countries that are the same is the people. All the people are so loving and will wave to u even if they have never seen u before in their life. I love that about the two places.

  • Tadanari Lee
    Tadanari Lee 日 前

    All become messed up when white people step foot on the land
    15:12 her smile is so warm

  • Cheerio The Ocelot

    please do a video on the Haitian Bateyes. there are many documentary on the modern slavery that took place in the Dominican republic.

  • Sandile Ndlovu
    Sandile Ndlovu 日 前 +2

    Racism is a sickness

  • `
    ` 日 前 +2

    French sucked at colonialism.

  • Yoyo Frisbee
    Yoyo Frisbee 2 日 前

    I find it awful how terrible they are treated but yet they’re used to it. Its so sad. This shouldnt be happening but yet it is :(

  • djollof boy
    djollof boy 2 日 前 +1

    Somebody can tell me what happened to Haiti! What they did wrong to deserve all this! I really don't understand!

    • djollof boy
      djollof boy 2 日 前

      @Kunal K dude not all blacks are suffering like that and others people are suffering too in this world!

    • Kunal K
      Kunal K 2 日 前

      Because they are black😢

  • Hezekiah Likekele
    Hezekiah Likekele 2 日 前

    So how do we go about fixing this?

    • Blue Lava
      Blue Lava 日 前

      Let the world know what's going on because mainstream media is silent about this. And for goodness' sake, stop vacationing in the Dominican Republic! The only way they will listen is if you go after their wallets. That is the way of the world, unfortunately.

  • 118Columbus
    118Columbus 2 日 前

    How about Spanish Harlem (East Harlem) El Barrio versus the Upper East Side? Biggest wealth gap line in the Western Hemisphere.

    MRPR PUBG MOBILE 2 日 前 +2

    World: America is the most racist country in planet
    DR : Hold my government

  • Ultimate Classic
    Ultimate Classic 2 日 前 +3

    That ad at the end kind of kills the emotional impact and seriousness of this journey. But I appreciate the fact that you stressed the point of racism and hate over Haiti becoming a freed black republic, as well as the debt the French placed on Haiti which took them decades to pay off, as the reason for their current issues. The distrust and negative attitudes the DR government has towards them is shown perfectly here.

    • Pennywise
      Pennywise 日 前

      lol complaining about an ad at the end of a FREE video.

  • jatin chauhan
    jatin chauhan 2 日 前

    So according to this channel, a person who immgrate to a country illegally without documentation should get full citizenship status and facilities. Great perspective🙌

    • pupyfan69
      pupyfan69 2 日 前

      they didnt say that, but yes. borders are immoral

  • Cheerio The Ocelot
    Cheerio The Ocelot 2 日 前 +4

    Caribbean Racisms: Connections and Complexities in the Racialization of the carribean by law.S.tate, Lund Uiversity, politicied prejuidice
    Postcolonial Literary Studies: The First Thirty Years

    Robert P. Marzec
    There are plenty of sources on the parsley massacre and Trujillo you just need to look it up.

  • Yudhistira A. H.
    Yudhistira A. H. 3 日 前 +2

    love your work dude ...

  • Karmen High718
    Karmen High718 3 日 前 +2

    Miss my homeland 🇭🇹

  • Sattvic TV
    Sattvic TV 3 日 前 +1

    America should teach dominican republic a lesson by applying sanctions.when they become like venezuelans this kind of behavior will automatically stop because after that both haitians and them become equal.

  • Steve Richter
    Steve Richter 3 日 前 +3

    But what to do if people do not have the self discipline to work and provide for themselves? Respect private property and do not cut down trees that do not belong to you.

  • f you
    f you 3 日 前

    Hey man am Dominican and I don’t think Haitians should be treated like that now they should get a passport to go to the Dominican Republic

  • Vanessa Acosta Hernández

    this is so sad we Latinos have to talk about racism instead of thinking we're in a post racial society because that's not the case

  • Matthew Gardner
    Matthew Gardner 3 日 前

    Anyone else notice the dude at 3:35 has a confederate cap on?

  • BrightLike Light
    BrightLike Light 3 日 前 +4

    so haitians are darker than those of the dominicans? but they were all one people initially right? what makes them different from ona another now? they are brethren

    • BrightLike Light
      BrightLike Light 日 前 +1

      @madowel gomez so am i right to say (since at one time they were one people) that they are jus moving out the originals an keeping the colonist an those that bred with the colonist? because the island would have had to have been black until interbreeding an stuff. thats a sneaky way, after all these yrs, to separate light from dark. i can see soon they'll want the whole island an try to rid the haitains (or darker skinned people) by genocide. this would be a act of UN if it happens. i jus feel sorry for the brethren over there

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot 日 前

      @madowel gomez please look up the price of sugar by father Christopher Hartley.

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot 日 前

      please look up the price of sugar by father Christopher Hartley.

    • madowel gomez
      madowel gomez 日 前

      BrightLike Light A lot of people moved from Spain, US, and Venezuela and we got a lighter tone of skin. Also in the minute 8 he lied about the consolidation, the guy didn’t say Dominican track Haitian to deport them, he said Dominicans track Haitians to track the amounts of Haitians in the country that today a day, there is more than 2 millions Haitians in D.R.


    U should learn and video the politics of Puerto Rico🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷you'll see how USA treats the US citizens of the island! And we are supposed to be treated like any other state and it's not the case. Very sad. 🙏🙏🙏

    • Stephen Jenkins
      Stephen Jenkins 20 時間 前 +1

      The US treats Puerto Rico as a territory and gives money to it constantly, all issues in Puerto Rico tend to fall on its government. Puerto Ricans that move to the mainland are treated the same as any other American.


    Oh my God! 😭😭😭 thank you LORD, my country of Puerto Rico🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 is part of the USA.🙏🙏🙏I pray for the people of Haiti. Sad to have seen this video, but educated me a great deal. 🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  • Meet Krissyj
    Meet Krissyj 4 日 前 +1

    The irony of one poor, uneducated, racially diverse country to wanna separate from another impoverished, oppressed country. If you embraced each other I’m sure they would both be better off.

  • Abdul Mohamed
    Abdul Mohamed 4 日 前 +1

    being black is another war

  • Judith Rhice
    Judith Rhice 4 日 前 +4

    No black should patronage Dominican Republic. They r now poisoning Americans, black and white. Stop supporting their economy.

  • abbasi fahad
    abbasi fahad 5 日 前 +1

    Really upsetting.. Everyone is equal and shd be treated like one

  • chama mwanga
    chama mwanga 6 日 前 +4

    Charlamagne the god was right about what he said in the Romero Santos Breakfast club interview

  • lucky charm
    lucky charm 6 日 前 +5

    And Haiti is smaller. But Haiti freed Dr and Venezuela and 3 other countries from slavery. Dr are mutts. And there was campaign to lighten the Dr so white men were imported.

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot 2 日 前

      @Estrelleta Caribbean Racisms: Connections and Complexities in the Racialization of the carribean by law.S.tate, Lund Uiversity, politicied prejuidice

      Postcolonial Literary Studies: The First Thirty Years

      Robert P. Marzec

      There are plenty of sources on the parsley massacre and Trujillo you just need to look it up.

    • Cheerio The Ocelot
      Cheerio The Ocelot 2 日 前

      @Estrelleta Caribbean Racisms: Connections and Complexities in the Racialization of the carribean by law.S.tate, Lund Uiversity, politicied prejuidice

      Postcolonial Literary Studies: The First Thirty Years

      Robert P. Marzec

      There are plenty of sources on the parsley massacre and Trujillo racist quote you just need to look it up.

    • Blue Lava
      Blue Lava 2 日 前

      @Lora Orelien, it's kind of sweet that you care about Dominicans being stereotyped but that won't stop them from stereotyping you and other Haitians. Have you scrolled through this page?

    • Lora Orelien
      Lora Orelien 3 日 前

      @Estrelleta yes, it is wrong to negativily sterotype people, most haitians dont do that . Even though colorism does exist and can affect anyone it would be wrong to sterotype dominicans as self-hating white wannabes. We should all be civil towards each other.

  • W ON
    W ON 6 日 前 +3

    I’ve been to the DR and as a black person, you would never know they are Dominican anywhere else unless they tell you. Even in the US I know Domicans and they are a darker skin tone than myself. Racism and colorism in this world needs to perish.

  • Israymer Valentin-Arias

    3 minutes into the video, they are complaining Dominicans in the Dominican Republic is setting up first over illegal immigrant Haitians. Ok.

  • Antarctica
    Antarctica 6 日 前 +24

    The French were often worse than the British in treating colonized people.

    • Tadanari Lee
      Tadanari Lee 日 前 +1

      They all are the same for me in treating colonized people. French British Spain Germany Netherland etc

  • 5791elad llessur
    5791elad llessur 6 日 前 +1

    I find it interesting that the U.S.A. did not want to acknowledge Haiti as independent black republic because the U.S.A. was afraid of blacks gaining power. This explains why the destruction of tulsa wall street. The U.S. don't mind blacks having power individually, I.E. oprah, michael jordan, even Barack Obama becoming president, but the U.S. won't dare give us power as a group. Every alleged opportunity giving to us always controlled by them. They control the resources of the opportunities, but nothing is truly ours independently as a group.

    • 5791elad llessur
      5791elad llessur 2 日 前 +1

      @Blue Lava You're absolutely right. I was meaning it as rising from the ashes of slavery and becoming an independent BLACK power. Edited comment, didn't realize what i posted. Thanks for the correction.

    • Blue Lava
      Blue Lava 2 日 前

      You mean an independent BLACK Republic. The whole point of the Revolution was for people to no longer have to be slaves. And I feel the US does mind blacks having power individually. Remember you had to go out and create an entire civil rights movement in the 60s just to have basic rights?

  • Great Jävän
    Great Jävän 6 日 前

    White people

  • FilK79
    FilK79 6 日 前

    After so much time commenting, I really skip the obvious, oh good this bad that, those comments are here already for sure, and I sjkip to the less obvious ones. Like me or hate me, but I concluded an intelligent guy born near the border probably by time finished his teenage he speaks English, French and Spanish, 3 of the main world languages!

  • Ella Mori
    Ella Mori 6 日 前 +5

    good explanation of how the two country turn out this way..thank you.

  • chris Ez
    chris Ez 7 日 前 +3

    As a 1st generation Haitian American seeing these circumstances extremely activated me France among one of the many european raiders needs to recognize the evil they’ve done and rebuild

  • arun sheokand
    arun sheokand 7 日 前 +4

    Please make a video on india-bangladesh border....

  • Alexander H
    Alexander H 7 日 前 +1

    Why is the DR racist against Haitians? Making them wait like that to enter the market...

    Can we get off how the US is a racist country when there are far worse things going on in the world

  • Me You and The Blended Crew

    This is so heartbreaking to watch with my family being from Haiti. Though I was born and raised in the US, I was oblivious to this activity. Catching up now as am adult and seeing how this racism still exists today makes no sense to me. It is shocking and painful.

  • EazyT
    EazyT 7 日 前

    This is why you should be gratefull to live in a 1st world country everyone

  • Horace Ball
    Horace Ball 7 日 前

    Great video, but Haiti needs to take part of the blame. you can't blame the horrible policies of France 200 years ago forever.

    If you put 200,000 Israelis in Haiti, they would make that land fertile, produce crops, build harbors, establish a government, build and develop a vibrant productive economy.

    Agree or disagree?

  • Emil Mahmutovic
    Emil Mahmutovic 7 日 前 +8

    But in all reality though, really worrying situation.

    • Emil Mahmutovic
      Emil Mahmutovic 3 日 前

      @Zeek zero he does look like an older version of him 😂😂

    • Zeek zero
      Zeek zero 3 日 前

      That dont look like blueface

  • Ken Schroeder
    Ken Schroeder 7 日 前 +4

    I just want to commend you on amazing work really, great story great everything really well done. It deserves an award. 👍

  • David Welde
    David Welde 7 日 前 +7

    Every video I've watched . I have enjoyed. Very well made!

  • Giussius Maicão
    Giussius Maicão 7 日 前

    Why in 8:50 , its written mil novecientos novienta y nueve, nineteen nine nine, and then 1929?

    • Giussius Maicão
      Giussius Maicão 5 日 前

      @Victor Honoret yo veo, pero no deveria ser 1999? Mil novecientos e novienta e nueve. Ellos escribieron 1929, y no 1999

    • Victor Honoret
      Victor Honoret 5 日 前 +1

      Porque en ese año firmamos un tratado fronterizo con Haití. Les entregamos una parte considerable de nuestro territorio.

  • Eazy_Lifeb TV
    Eazy_Lifeb TV 7 日 前 +2

    Spanish do everything better.

  • Daniel Bernoulli
    Daniel Bernoulli 8 日 前

    You don't show both sides of a genocide.

  • C Martin
    C Martin 8 日 前 +4

    China needs to come in and invest like what they are doing in Africa

  • Bandit4true Love
    Bandit4true Love 8 日 前 +3

    DR rich?? What planet are you living on?

    • C Martin
      C Martin 8 日 前 +1

      relatively speaking

  • Zuri Rios
    Zuri Rios 8 日 前 +1

    Can you guys stop saying slave and start saying enslaved people of color or enslaved Africans

  • ben vad
    ben vad 8 日 前

    Rhodesia was handed over to Blacks with everything work at a Western level and the Bantus ruined just like they’re ruining South Africa

    • Blue Lava
      Blue Lava 2 日 前

      It's their land to cherish or ruin in the first place. Not yours. And ''bantu'' is a language group. It's doesn't refer to people. Only racist pigs like you feel the urge to use a language group like it's a racial slur.

    • PalePinkGeneticAnnihilationTY HeroinFentanylOpioids
      PalePinkGeneticAnnihilationTY HeroinFentanylOpioids 8 日 前

      ben vad... High LieQ europoids should have stayed in europe where you belong. But you were too evil, barbaric, and savage. So you wanted to spread your filth to the rest of the REAL Human world.
      The African Moors and African Kemites should have never cleaned up you neanderthals. It was the biggest error in REAL Human history.

  • ben vad
    ben vad 8 日 前

    They won’t let you in because you’re foreigners with zero rights or privilege in a country that isn’t yours.

  • ben vad
    ben vad 8 日 前

    It comes down to racial IQ differences you insipid arrogant idiots. Why is Martinique 🇲🇶 at a first world level? The answer is that Bantus do not control the country.

  • Abdul Rahman
    Abdul Rahman 8 日 前 +7

    And France complains about African migration

    • Gustavo Rodriguez
      Gustavo Rodriguez 7 日 前

      IKR they should of not gone into Africa and look at Spain colonize the Americas

  • Ronald Simmons
    Ronald Simmons 8 日 前

    This is eye opening considering D.R.’s come here and portray they are our Latino Brothers n Sisters glad I seen this now I don’t want a D.R. Stamp on my passport back to Cozumel or Jamaica where they see the Dollar not Race Willy Lynch all over the globe

  • Christopher Pennie
    Christopher Pennie 8 日 前

    How quickly we forget about that catastrophic
    Storm they had .. Spanish
    France & Americans & Arabs..you owe god!
    For your crimes

  • Victoria Owusu
    Victoria Owusu 8 日 前 +7

    Can I backpack and do research with you guys ?

  • Jackson
    Jackson 8 日 前 +5

    And people are worried about racial injustices in the United States. If we took all of the misguided energy from 1st world countries like the U.S and Great Britain, and directed it towards legitimate injustices like this, the world would be a much more peaceful place.

    • Toast and Tea
      Toast and Tea 8 日 前

      Just a copy and pasted comment, at least credit the original comment pls

  • Maxime Janin
    Maxime Janin 8 日 前 +4

    As a French citizen I believe that France should repay the money that they demanded/stole from Haiti once they gained freedom, sickening how we were never taught this injustice in school.

  • kyle phillip
    kyle phillip 8 日 前 +1

    very well done.

  • sword flame time
    sword flame time 8 日 前 +3

    Im Dominican and yes its pretty rich and nice

    But look out for sandals

    • Christopher Pennie
      Christopher Pennie 8 日 前 +1

      @sword flame time my bad I was in my feelings🤔..

    • sword flame time
      sword flame time 8 日 前

      @Christopher Pennie what do you mean shame on me?
      I've done nothing wrong its the other people who are treating the people from Haiti wrong i would love to help them

    • Christopher Pennie
      Christopher Pennie 8 日 前

      Shame on you

  • yggonyii
    yggonyii 9 日 前 +17

    vox should do something on nigeria

    • Pearl Adelaja
      Pearl Adelaja 4 日 前

      Yes, I kept drawing parallels while watching this.

  • Perry L
    Perry L 9 日 前

    Danny Elfman style music while people are getting hit by sticks? Really? Otherwise great documentary.

  • opannefrank
    opannefrank 9 日 前

    You can NOT blame the racist world for Haiti's current failures. Haiti is a disaster because its leaders have been corrupt for decades!

  • Post.Papsss
    Post.Papsss 9 日 前 +1

    good video, bad info.

  • Daniel Rene
    Daniel Rene 9 日 前 +13

    I'm Haitian American. I've been to DR twice. Watching this video. I will never go back there. I already knew about all the discrimination. But never knew about all the details having to due with the trading and the exact dynamic of the laws set in place that hold my people back. It becomes more and more clear to me that dumb ass, greedy, ignorant people are just present in this world for now real reason but to show the strength of others.

    • Victor Viñas
      Victor Viñas 6 日 前 +2

      Good , please never come back. And tell all other haitians not to come. Please

  • Soul's Marrow
    Soul's Marrow 9 日 前 +1

    same island, different people, different results..

    • martin corderoy
      martin corderoy 9 日 前

      Different history .The Island formerly known as Hispaniola was divided between Britain and France during the Napoleonic wars with us getting Dominica (as it was then) anf France getting the part that would become Haiti .You see the difference .So for all those who are hating on the British Empire think again .it is not just here .Look at the difference between ex British colonies like Ausralia ,New Zealand ,etc and compare them with former French or Spanish possessions .In Africa you have the peaceful and prosperous ex English Kenya near the disfunctional starving Mali There are so many examples.

  • Barbara K.
    Barbara K. 9 日 前 +4

    Racism. Still the west‘s most successful export good.

    • Epic Rabid
      Epic Rabid 9 日 前

      Ummm... the republic and haiti r both in the west.

  • Goose
    Goose 9 日 前 +1

    Haiti made history when it committed the ultimate crime; it staged a successful slave uprising and won its independence. Since then the colonial/imperialist nations and their new liberal democratic faces have waged a relentless war on the Haitian people to make them an example to others.

  • Platano Man
    Platano Man 9 日 前 +6

    The DR isn’t a paradise either, just look at our capital and Santiago.

  • jaylise thomas
    jaylise thomas 9 日 前 +1

    honestly not all Dominicans hate Haitians. my family always party’s and brings the Haitians food. but mostly the Dominican stupid ass president is the reason for this.

  • Estefania Bozzo
    Estefania Bozzo 9 日 前 +6

    Really good video, and cool you give them the chance to speak up through your channel. But really sad that the video ends with an advertisement and removes the viewer's focus from the actual message. Maybe the viewer would have had more opportunity to reflect if there wasn't an advertisement that distracted.

  • Naomi Carvalho
    Naomi Carvalho 10 日 前 +2

    How does this guy converse with people from so many different places? Does he know all the languages, or just move really slowly with Google Translate?

    • Daniel Bernoulli
      Daniel Bernoulli 8 日 前

      i've seen him speak spanish in videos but I think he travels with a translator for other countries

  • CC C
    CC C 10 日 前 +7

    Speaking as a Canadian, I encourage my fellow North Americans to consider vacationing somewhere other than the DR to send that country a message that making it's own citizens stateless because of their race is a violation of human rights of the highest order. It is exactly what Germany did to Jewish German citizens in the 1930s.

    • Pedro Miziara
      Pedro Miziara 8 日 前

      immigrants are not citizens. If anything the world should embargo America so you stop interfering in other people business.

  • Kara Jones
    Kara Jones 10 日 前 +14

    And now nobody wants to visit DR no more Tourism money now

  • yiota tcabie
    yiota tcabie 10 日 前 +5

    you should visit Cyprus

  • Ms.Shawnie Pea
    Ms.Shawnie Pea 10 日 前 +2

    Racism like this is going on all over the world. It's quite shameful what is going on in the DR. They won't prosper. They are even killing American Black couples as well as Whites. Traveled to the DR once but won't use my dollars to ever travel there again. I pray Haiti becomes a strong and powerful country.

  • Equinox Tabu
    Equinox Tabu 11 日 前 +9

    Another French colony that destroys the country itself lollll the pattern is true.

    • mike guo
      mike guo 9 日 前

      Lack lives matter, so ship them to Haiti🤣

  • 340 526
    340 526 11 日 前 +3

    this is how racism effects our world today not privilege black Americans who get killed for having a gun.

  • Joe Czerwinski
    Joe Czerwinski 11 日 前 +1

    Probably Trump’s fault.

  • Mary Nichols
    Mary Nichols 12 日 前 +2

    First of all both Haiti and DR land is GODS Land he created this earth and those of us who occupy it. Who the heck has any right to tell another man, woman, or child what part of it they can occupy!!! Yes reasonable laws should be followed but not for racist reasons. You’d better find a way to live together here on earth because none of this racist hatred is going into GODS heaven!! Now check that with your evil hearts you will burn

  • Moh Qasem
    Moh Qasem 13 日 前 +5

    This is why we don't trust France with colonies

    • You take a sip of your trusty vault 13 canteen.
      You take a sip of your trusty vault 13 canteen. 12 日 前 +2

      And yet, we still let them have “France-Afrique”, where 30% of the income of older African countries, that where once part of their colonial holdings, are given to the French, using a French made currency***.
      This is in part why France is still one of the first world country, without these incomes, they would slip into probably a second world country...

      ***Not sure if it’s still the CRA now, maybe it’s the euro or even local money, but France-Afrique, is still continuing to this day.

  • Montenegro Gaming
    Montenegro Gaming 13 日 前

    Is anyone going to address the plug at the end?
    I know, they may be good pants, but we just talked about a country where most people aren’t wearing luxury pants like you are. The plug is terrible, and it says that at the end of the day, you don’t care about Haiti, you just care about ad money. Whoever thought about this idea should reconsider before making another video.

  • William Williams
    William Williams 14 日 前 +5

    p s I'm talking about the Dominican Republic.😠

  • Stevovich
    Stevovich 14 日 前

    Seems like this video is blaming the Dominicans on Haiti's issues. There is history, and let's blame the FRENCH, not the Dominicans. What I saw on how the Dominicans are "PROTECTING" its borders is far less than what I've witnessed on the US/Mexico borders.
    Here's another fact, the Dominican Republic is not a rich nation. Have you ever left the resorts in Punta Cana or in Puerto Plata? It is dirt poor. HOWEVER, overall, the people are of the D.R. are innovative. Tourism is one of the biggest money makers in the D.R. Their govt strive to protect those areas and their economy been growing since the 90s.
    Haiti has many beautiful areas, unfortunately it is not protected. People use this land as a wasteland. The Govt careless. Also we heard a lot of racism going on. Try to be white man living in Haiti. Try to be a white businessman in Haiti. You are more than likely to be killed in Port Au Prince than in the South side of Chicago. Its because racism towards whites are huge and embedded in their history. This still strong today.

    Why is the D.R. so tough against Haitians? Because Haitians makes up a huge chunk of the crime in the D,R, In order to combat crime, they ahve tighten their border security not with a wall, but with boots on the ground and it has been effective. Deporting Haitians has saw their crime levels decreased.
    Another fact that is left out is natural disasters. Haiti has taken heavy losses with hurricanes. While as the D.R. is hit with the same hurricane, its infrasture is more durant. Despite the billion Haiti receives in aid, most of the funds went into a new Presidential palace and foreign banks. Not to the people.

  • Sickle
    Sickle 14 日 前

    If I was the US I’d be like “You guys wanna be a territory of the US? You guess can get some cash and infrastructure....”

  • musti12312
    musti12312 14 日 前 +1

    So a black person in Dr is treated as an illegal immigrant unless they have papers to prove their residency prior to 1922?

  • Hawkszone
    Hawkszone 14 日 前 +1

    The Haitians have had 200+ years to get their act together. I’m not real sympathetic at this point...

  • Laurie Thrasher
    Laurie Thrasher 15 日 前 +7

    All of these stories break my heart. WTF is wrong with our human mankind? What happened to KIND?

    • Brainism Thoughtism
      Brainism Thoughtism 6 日 前

      @5791elad llessur? LOL!!!! yet you're living *"Comfortable"* on the very principals aforementioned! LOL!! So much so that you've become emboldened to mock the very "Principles" that's been keeping food in your tummy! LOL!!

    • 5791elad llessur
      5791elad llessur 6 日 前

      @Brainism Thoughtism No logic, no thought, just mindless ranting. What's funny is that u have the audacity to have the words 'brain' and 'thought' in yr name. Keep those deep provoking thoughts coming. BRAINism THOUGHTism. LMAO

    • Brainism Thoughtism
      Brainism Thoughtism 14 日 前

      Awww SHUT UP!! Who cares about them! When you're in charge, you don't need to care about anyone! You do whatever you want to anyone, whenever you want and there's nothing they can do about it! Or Else face the barrel of your GUN! LOL!! now that's what ya call *"Being in Control"*

  • Laurie Thrasher
    Laurie Thrasher 15 日 前 +48

    How friggen sad. Our planet is a sad sad place to live and love

    • Stephen Jenkins
      Stephen Jenkins 20 時間 前

      You've been spoiled rotten if you are seriously so emotionally compromised by this. A sad event here and there with hundreds dying while others live comfortably and quietly. The world used to be far worse, and even then, people learned to live and love. Get over yourself.

    • LittleGothGirl
      LittleGothGirl 4 日 前

      It truly is..

  • Manny Fdz
    Manny Fdz 15 日 前 +1

    What indigenous people ? They were massacred it’s just Spanish and African

  • Sophia K
    Sophia K 16 日 前 +4

    This can not be considered racism being that they are apart of the same race..colorism is a better word

    • CaribeXx
      CaribeXx 13 日 前

      First Name every Dominican I’ve encountered understand that they have african ancestry! We just hate when mfs tell us how to identify..we not just african lol it is true that majority of the island is mixed up! I’m 26% african..but according to some african American and Afrocentrics I’m black 🤣..if I tell and african I’m black they would mock me and laugh in my face..I hate when people pin self hate on Dominicans when they have more self haters race obsessed people in America..predominately the african American community

    • Sophia K
      Sophia K 13 日 前 +1

      @First Name not all dominicans, but some do hate their African ancestry. It obvious in the way they treat and discriminate against black Haitians. Dominica has the third largest African population yet no one is black there???