Countries that Successfully fought of Western imperialism or avoided it

Countries that fought it off.

  1. Japan

Japan was one of the only Asian countries to escape Western colonization, becoming a colonizing power itself in the region. As the country fought against foreign influence and intrusion, only the Dutch and Chinese managed to set up trading ports in Japan, despite the efforts of other nations. Japan, for its part, set up spheres of influence in the surrounding islands, as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and South Sakhalin. –

2. Nepal
Since Nepal was united by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1744 C.E., it has existed as a sovereign nation. While it was briefly a protectorate of Great Britain, it was never a British colony, even fighting a war and ceding a third of its territory to ensure its continued autonomy from the empire. It is thought that Nepal’s isolated geographical position high in the Himalayas helped it withstand colonial rule, though it is agreed that both India and China exerted some influence in the region.

3. Afghanistan

Eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan, the region in which Pathans have traditionally lived in is the gateway to India. All the invaders (Alexander, Mongols, Turks, etc.) used the numerous passes in the mountains lining the Durrand Line to attack India. This automatically put Pathans in a continuously hostile environment which in my opinion developed their warfare skills. Their cultural code of Pashtunwali (which predates Islam) requires Pathans to be brave, outspoken and strong.
1. Landscape: Pashtuns or Pathans (Pathan is a subcontinent nomenclature for Pashtuns) have been living in remote, rigid, and harsh terrains since thousands of years. These merciless environments invariably have affected their genome over time and is also an indicator of the nurturing habitats that the kids are raised in. For survival, confident and brave attitudes are naturally and culturally preferred, while bashful attitudes are weeded out. Hence, a less-dynamic yet overarching trait of adamancy surfaces in Pashtuns. Mind you, this trait does lead to rash decision-making skills, yet it is a survival skill honed for centuries.

2. Nomadic Nature: Essentially, the areas where Pashtuns have resided since centuries have been highly inaccessible. So, although it was part of the silk route, only those who werebrave enough were able to and chose to stay there. Yet, this residency was not tied down with agriculture since very little land is actually arable hence promoting a nomadic lifestyle. Pashtuns over time found a perfect balance and adequate survival skills (such as laandi–beef jerky–a common meat dehydration process… really tasty btw!)

3. Inter-tribal, inter-ethnic, and international conflicts: Pashtuns are known for not backing out with an aggressive attitude. This valorous doggedness has made Pashtuns belligerents in numerous wars and conflicts throughout history, from inter-tribal wars since medieval times and the renaissance period, to various dynasties that gathered several ethnicities under a centralized government, which lead to the creation of Afghanistan.(Pashtuns currently residing in Pakistan were part of Afghanistan until 1893, when the British decided to mess it up by dividing the Pashtuns in half. but that’s a story for another day) Pashtuns have also been heavily involved in international wars with the British, the Soviets, and so many more. I’ll cut it short here by saying, Pashtuns have been at war for a huge portion of history. A common knowledge to the people of that region is that Pashtuns have never been conquered in history. Although, I feel it is important to add here that Pashtuns do not fight just for the sake of fighting or capitalizing on resource gains, but rather fight to defend. I’ll add more of this in the next point.

4. Pashtunwali: In layman terms, Pashtunwali is a way of life. A sacred way of life. It is the thread that holds all Pashtuns together. It’s conception predates the Islamic era and most Pashtuns tout their pride of being born a Pashtun and then as a Muslim. The central idea here is that: A Pashtun has to abide by Pashtunwali code of life. Several of key Pashtunwali traits that add to Pashtunwali are:

1.Turah (Bravery). This couldn’t be anymore straightforward. Bravery is embedded into our code of life!
2. Ghayrat (Courage) Preserving pride, honor, and respect is a core principle. Failure to adhere to this principle leads to ostracism from the tribe.

The above two principles come in direct contact with bravery, while the rest of the principles relate in some way to bravery. Also, from the third main point about being belligerents in numerous wars, I’d like to add the following: Pashtuns are known for their gentle and welcoming hearts. Pashtuns innately want peace and harmony and will defend their rights till death. A persevering attitude does not equate to violent intent but rather a Pashtun way of attaining peace. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, a major proponent of peace and one of Gandhi’s closest friends (some say he was his study buddy and shared reading glasses) has been largely ignored by historians. Khan, also known as Fakhr-e-Afghan or the Afghan pride, was imprisoned and persecuted in Pakistan by the Pakistani government. In essence, the Pathans or Pashtun are brave people as a nation due to various reasons, and I think that on the individual intimate level it boils down to personalities rather more.

4. Bhutan
Bhutan is one of the few countries that has indisputably maintained complete sovereignty throughout history, even before its official consolidation as a nation state in 1616. Though it did have to fight several wars against the British during the 18th and 19th centuries, subsequently losing bits of its territory and political influence outside of its borders, Bhutan remained entirely autonomous throughout the colonial period

5. Iran
Iran suffered during the 1800s as the Russians and British fought to build their empires in the Middle East, but was never subjugated to colonization in any official sense. The country did lose some of its territory during the Russo-Persian and Anglo-Persian Wars, and was briefly occupied by the Russians in 1911 and the British during World War I, but was still considered an autonomous state throughout history

6. Ethiopia
Apart from a five-year period when Ethiopia fell to Mussolini’s New Roman Empire, Ethiopia has maintained its autonomy throughout history. The Italians were ejected by the British in 1941, and Ethiopia regained its full independent status in 1944, but had existed independently way before then. Even during the Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941, Mussolini’s troops were under constant attack from Ethiopian guerrilla troops and Italy never maintained full order in the country.

7. Vietnam

Vietnam Fought off China, Japan, France, America and chased the Khmer Rouge out of Cambodia

 

Countries that were ignored by Western Imperialists

 

8. Tonga
In 1900, Tonga became a protected state under the Treaty of Friendship with Britain, setting up a British Consul in the state until 1970, but no higher permanent representative was permitted. The indigenous monarchy of Tonga has been maintained until the present day, and has enjoyed an uninterrupted succession of hereditary rulers from the same family since its inception.

Countries that were ignored but were colonized by non Western Powers

9. Korea
Back when Korea existed as one nation state, it resisted colonial rule from Western powers. It is somewhat difficult to consider Korea wholly independent throughout history, however, as it was under Japanese rule for more than 30 years until independence in 1945 during World War II. But in the lens of resisting Western colonization, Korea is said to have maintained its independence from European rule throughout history

10. Thailand

 

Thailand is well aware of its unique heritage that does not include a colonial legacy, and often uses the phrase “land of the freedom” to express pride in the fact that it has remained Thai-dominated since the first millennia B.C. Despite immense pressure from European powers, Thailand escaped colonial rule by maintaining strong rulers and exploiting the tension between colonizing powers – namely France and Great Britain – which had spheres of influence across neighboring countries in Asia

11. Dominican Republic

Received independence from Haiti

Neutralized 

12. Paraguay

One remarkable trace of the indigenous Guaraní culture that has endured in Paraguay is the Guaraní language which is generally understood by 95% of the population. Additionally, Spanish is understood by about 90 percent of the population, which alongside Guaraní is an official language

 

Apartheid without the Publicity

Countries that practice something akin to what South Africa did, but do not get blamed or punished for it.

Cali Colombia

White Latin Americans, the world’s most sophisticated racists?

“If they didn’t have racism they would be dirt poor, that’s how they make their money.  They have no skills, they can’t compete with people like the Japanese.”

This culture has stagnated in apathy and produced virtually nothing in the last 400 years.The contribution of this culture to civilization in terms of literature, art, music, philosophy, science, etc. has been practically nothing. Portugal today is the most backwards country in Western Europe.Portugal is a forgotten land – bypassed by the tourists and shunned by the scholars. It is a sad country, known mainly for its plaintive, mournful fado music – nostalgic music that looks to the past and sees no future. Spain is the second most.

“They do not make the mistake the Afrikaners made, of trying to systematise and codify repression — or even to justify it. They will shake their heads sadly and remark that, unfortunately, thecampesinos (salt of the earth, of course) are not up to things like government, or management, or flying aeroplanes or running big business. Indeed, education itself is wasted on most of them.”

No law stops you rising as a South American Indian: only the softly suffocating disregard that those with power will feel toward you. So much less public money has been spent on your education (if you went to secondary school at all); and few would take you seriously even if you did try hard at school.

Why has the rest of the world, which has typically backpacked around the Andes during its gap year, never really woken up to the continent’s secret: the silent, informal apartheid of South America? I think it may be partly because we think of the continent’s nations as having liberated themselves from their greedy and brutal colonial oppressors in Europe. We remember that the liberation struggle was against whites, but forget that it was by whites.  it remains true that Bolívar was essentially the Ian Smith of South America, not the Nelson Mandela.

Why are Latin American Countries so poor in relation to Anglo American Countries?

Both  Simon Bolivar and George Washington were in very similar circumstance. Both trying to break away from European powers and both trying to unite many states into a super big country. Washington succeeded. Bolivar failed.  The reasons are complex but one main factor was the style of development. In French Canada and New England states the major method of bringing in the European population was through indentured servitude. Young people would be paid passage to North America and have to work for the benefactor for a period of 5 to 7 years after which the would become free citizens. By that time they would have either collected enough money to buy a plot of land and start their own homestead or be given by the state a larger plot of land to develop their own farm in a outlying area close to the wilderness.  Within a few decades a ever increasing tapestry of various type of homesteads, business owners and landowners with voting rights formed the backbone of French Canada and New England states.
Latin America Developed completely different. The Spanish and Portuguese models were to At first allocate very large plots of land and offer them to Europeans of lower noble class to develop enormous plantations. Which they did, as these plantations became larger and more numerous, non European labour (Mainly Africans and Native Americans) was brought in with very little cost or as slave labour.  This created a system similar to that of feudal Europe of the Middle Ages, with lords and peasants with no middle class and no voting rights.

Colonial rule: Spain ruled their colonies with iron hand, zero freedom for entrepreneurship or liberal education.  The most famous european philosophers and scientists were banned in Latin America, because their ideas were seen as anarchic and challenged the status quo.  Latin colonies lived in the Middle Age until their independence.

not only that, there is the difference of spanish form of rule and the british rule which we see in the us/canada/australia/new zealand. notice how there is a huge disparity in wealth between the british and spanish former colonies. the british gave the colonies some form of self-rule and some self autonomy and even a miniature version of democracy. the spaniards did not give their colonies such freedom but rather was much more oppressive, and for that reason it was much harder to establish a stable form of government the way the former british colonies such as the us did.

hispanic countries did not bring this rigid, puritanical hard work ethic with them and this is one reason for the differences in success between the two countries. however, contrary to stereotype, they were not necessarily a bunch of lazy bums who partied, drank booze, and seduced native women instead of working hard. that isn’t necessarily true. but latin american society was much more relaxed though than the us, and this is shown by the huge difference in productivity between the two countries.

A couple centuries later when Bolivar tried to form his United States of South America he had full support from the uneducated peasants and freed slaves against the powerful land owners who had the support of Spain . Brasil similar situation.  Although  South America did break away from Europe, the lack of a middle class society failed to make them as successful as Anglo/French  countries to the north due to lower expectation standards and high corruption.

Weapons –

  1. Racial classification confusion – White Latin Americans like to tell their victims they are a variety colors rather than the color they are.
  2. Hogging the media
  3. Lying about racial harmony.
  4. Racial shaming –
  5. Discrimination –
  1. Dominican Republic (The Worst of the Worst)

The Vicini’s Control the Sugar Industry of Dominican Republic

White Make up only 14% but 90% of the Dominican economy($71 billion dollars) is controlled by 25 White families. On average, only 45 cents of every dollar a tourist spends in a developing country remains in the local economy. Spanish hoteliers own many of the most popular Dominican chains.

The upper and upper-middle classes of the Dominican Republic are overwhelmingly of European origin.[53][54]

The middle class, which is the class with the broadest colour spectrum,[55] is roughly ⅓ white. Altogether, about 45% of the lower-middle, upper-middle and upper class Dominicans are white, with mixed-race Dominicans reaching a similar proportion.[54]

The lower class is overwhelmingly of mixed-race (81%).

“The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of the GDP, while the richest 10 per cent enjoys nearly 40 per cent of GDP.

Still, about one of three Dominicans lives in poverty, according to World Bank statistics. The electricity cuts out daily and the country spends less of its gross domestic product on education than nearly any other Latin American country. Catholic Youth Ministry coordinator Luis Rosario said the country has more brothels than schools

Moreover, the World Bank report points out that Dominican society suffers from much inequality, particularly in urban areas. The report paints a picture of a country in which the poor remain poor, trapped in their situation with little chance of escaping. Dominican society is highly unequal even in the context of the Latin American region, well-known for its gaping divisions; whilst over the decade an average of 41% of the overall population in Latin America and the Caribbean moved up to a higher income group, this figure was a mere 2% in the Dominican Republic.

  • The U.N. agency says half of Dominicans younger than 18 live in poverty, struggling to get enough food, access to safe drinking water and adequate housing. Only 30 percent of kids finish primary school and that only 18 percent finish secondary school on time. Those schools are in poor shape: Nearly half have no drinking water and nearly 60 percent have no toilets
  • Most of the Dominican media is White, and many upscale night clubs discriminate against anyone with African blood. http://nypost.com/2007/08/08/the-drs-dark-secret/.

Dominican Republic was described as dire.  The D.R. has 1.6 million Whites.

The DR has always been a much darker place than Cuba or Puerto Rico. Dominicans have long looked down on Haitians as Blacks, and most Dominicans will tell you they are mulattos no matter how much Black they have in them. In part, this is a way of distinguishing themselves from Haitians.

Most remaining DR Whites are in the areas of Santo Domingo, the capital, and Cibao and Bani. These were tobacco-growing regions, and tobacco did not need huge armies of slaves to work on it. Hence, tobacco growers were often small landowners. The lack of slaves meant that there was much less interbreeding between Whites and Blacks.

2. Peru

Population 15% of Population

The ruling elite has kept the country’s wealth in the capital since Peru’s colonial days. The concentration of economic opportunity along with Peru’s internal conflict prompted massive internal migration in the second half of the 20th century. Concentrated in the provincial, departmental, and national capitals, Peru’s upper class was the other side of the coin of peonage. Whereas the Quechua or Aymara native population was powerless, submissive, and poor, the regional and national elites were White, dominant, and wealthy.

The racial composition of the upper class is predominantly white, although a few mestizos are represented, especially at regional levels. The social structure of the country follows a Lima-based model. The national upper class is located almost exclusively in the province of Lima, the second strata of elites is provincial, residing in the old principal regional cities, such as Arequipa, Trujillo, and Cusco, but not in Huancayo, Chimbote, or Juliaca, whose populations are predominantly of highland mestizo and cholo origins. Upper-class status in provincial life generally does not equate with the same levels in Lima, but rather to a middle level in the national social hierarchy.

Traditionally, the upper classes based their power and wealth on rural land ownership and secondarily on urban industrial forms of investment. This situation has changed in part through the rise of business, industry, banking, and political opportunities, and also because of the Agrarian Reform Law of 1969, which forced dramatic changes in land tenure patterns. It was, however, a change as difficult to make as any that could be imagined: the fabled landed oligarchy greatly feared any alterations in its property rights, which included the colonos and yanaconas attached to both highland and coastal estates. Their control over Peru’s power, purse, and peasantry bordered on the absolute until the second half of the twentieth century, when the great highland migrations took hold of coastal cities and industrial growth exploded. Ensuing social and political demands could no longer be managed from behind the traditional scenes of power.

Despite this Eurocentric trend, descendants of Japanese and Chinese immigrants have also entered the economic elites, if not with the equivalent social status. At least one Chinese-Peruvian family, which holds substantial banking, commercial, and industrial investments, descends from immigrants who arrived as indentured laborers in the nineteenth century.

Peru has the world’s worst ‘variance’ explicable by the children’s backgrounds, or so the OECD have found. ‘Variance’ means departure from the average. Translated into layman’s language, the finding therefore means that if you examine the educational attainment of Peruvian schoolchildren, you’ll find their success or failure more reliably linked to their background than anywhere else in the world. Never say ‘Indios’ in South American Spanish, though: it’s considered insulting. ‘Do you take me for an Indian?’ means ‘Do you take me for a fool?’ Across the continent, if you want to be polite, you say ‘campesinos’ which means ‘peasants’ and is considered less insulting.

In the Peruvian racialist analysis, white Peruvians are universally rich, well educated, intelligent successful and of course, beautiful. At the other end of the scale, anyone with darker skin must inevitably be poor, uneducated, unintelligent and a criminal.

12% of Peruvians are White. Official figures are 15% according to the CIA, but the last racial census in 1940 showed only 3.7% Whites. The true % of Whites in Peru is quite confused. I think the % of Whites is probably around 12% though,  This gives us 3.5 million Whites in Peru.

The rest of the population is 45% Indian and 37% mestizo. The mestizos here seem to be more Indian than in places like Mexico and Chile.

Peru is an incredibly racist society, and Lima is regarded as the most racist city in Latin America. If a mestizo or Indian stops a White on the street of Lima and asks directions, the White will usually refuse to speak to them. The Whites there have the attitude, “We don’t even talk to these people”, who they refer to as cholos.

Even mestizos experience a lot of racial discrimination, and this experience was one of the reasons so many young Peruvian mestizos became cadres in Sendero Luminoso. My perception is that the average Peruvian mestizo has a lot of Indian blood, possibly even mostly or pure Indian.

Social race is rampant here, and if you take off your Indian clothes, move out of the village to a big city and quit speaking Quechua, you can automagically transform yourself into a mestizo.

Many light or upper class mestizos identify as White and desperately want to be White, and many are admitted into White social circles. A lot of these people have high levels of cognitive dissonance. You may hear an obviously mestizo upper middle class mestizo point to a lower class mestizo as dark as they are and curse the “cholo de mierda” (shitty cholo).

Posters said that the rest of the mestizos who are not trying to identify as Whites really hate Whites and don’t try to hide it at all. Race relations in Peru appear to be catastrophic.

The film piled up numerous examples of how these assumptions manifest themselves in modern Peruvian life. For example, Peruvians with darker skin often find that nobody will serve them at first in expensive stores such as first-hand car outlets — the assumption goes that such a person could not possibly afford to buy such a car. In the expensive beach communities towards the south of Lima, darker-skinned Peruvians wanting to buy property have had to fight off attempts to evict them from residents suspicious of their new neighbours. Of course, when such cases go to court, eviction attempts are shot down as ridiculous examples of discrimination, but the fact they make it so far underlines the extent of the problem. In other areas, outright discrimination is even more common. Various night-life establishments in wealthier areas of Lima such as Miraflores have been temporarily shut down for underhand racist tactics. As exposed by various secret-camera sting operations, many establishments turn away non-whites, telling them that the club is booked for a private function, only to wave on in anyone of the correct race who later drops by.

On the television too, the people that feature are predominantly white with western-looking features, and in the social pages, double page-picture spreads of social events will feature almost 100% white faces. None of this is accidental either, in fact it’s ruthlessly intentional: a telling part of ‘Choleando’ featured an interview with a photographer who had worked for a variety of media outlets and regularly been told to avoid pictures of ‘brown’ people.

This constant subliminal and overt message of white superiority has some tragic affects and manifestations amongst some sectors of Peruvian society. There are people who cruise the streets of Cusco and Miraflores seeking out white foreigners seemingly for nothing else other than their beautiful white looks (and of course, in many cases, a visa). Any other characteristic of the person is irrelevant, the gringo/a merely becomes an ivory trophy to be displayed as a status symbol. But wait! I hear you cry, surely this happens in all countries; it’s an obsession with the foreign and the exotic? Perhaps, but you are far less likely to find people hunting down the black or many Asian visitors and immigrants who come to Peru… It all seems to be part of the unsettling idea that white is better.

For some ‘white worshipping’, goes even further. Choleando featured an interview with a plastic surgeon who spoke of clients who had come to him with pictures of white people’s noses or chins or lips, asking him to make them look more like the people in the pictures. Of course, as the surgeon pointed out, to suppose that ‘white’ features are inherently more beautiful is ridiculous; beauty depends most of all on proportions (think golden rule) in the face, he said, which have no correlation to skin colour whatsoever. Many Peruvians are seemingly not in agreement, and many will attest to the fact that lighter skin and ‘western features’ are inherently desirable. When countless advertising companies and media outlets are telling them that’s the case, it is easy to understand why.

Of course, the picture is not as extreme as I have painted it. Many people interviewed in the film responded that they considered themselves a ‘cholo’ and were proud to be so — something which raises questions about how they reconciled this with the fact that they believed that distinct races exist in Peru. Either way, it shows that many Peruvians are not ashamed to be mixed race. However, discrimination, and deeply unhealthy assumptions about race certainly exist in Peru in a strong way. I hope to explore some other aspects of the issue in future posts. For now, please post any comments you have.

3. Ecuador– Ecuador is a profoundly racist society, as you often see in South American countries where the White % gets low. Although official figures put the White population at 10.4%, the actual number is around 5%. There are 650,000 Whites in Ecuador. They are about as racist as Peruvian Whites. They have utter contempt for Indians and Blacks, and they have nothing to do with other non-Whites.

Similar to how it was in the Jim Crow South, non-Whites are not allowed to eat in White restaurants, or if they are, they must use a separate set of dishes. Whites often wash their faces and hands after dealing with a non-White, as if they had been dirtied.

Official figures show that Ecuador is 65% mestizo and 25% Indian, but social race is amply on display here, and if we go by actual genetics instead, the figures are probably reversed – 66% Indian and 26% mestizo. 3% of the population is Black, all on the coast. As in Bolivia, Ecuadorian Whites said that the Indians in Ecuador hate everyone who is not Indian and want to throw them all out of the country.

The racial history of Ecuador is pretty nasty. Slavery lasted in various odd forms all the way until 1930, and de facto White rule was ongoing until the 1970’s. Non-Whites were not allowed to have any significant government or military posts until that time. In the 1970’s, a progressive regime allowed non-Whites into the officer corps. The nation is very racially stratified, and Whites, Blacks, mulattos, mestizos and Indians all pretty much marry their own.

From 1809 to 1905, Chinese and Jews were banned from entering Ecuador, and there was something resembling an actual racial apartheid structure in place.

In the early 1900’s, a progressive mestizo president came aboard and initiated a series of major changes. At the time, the White population was 30%, but it has since dropped from 30% to 5% in a mere century. The progressive reforms involved a major land reform that broke up the White latifundias (vast estates) and distributed the lands to the Indians and mestizos. Many of the original stock of Spanish and British Whites returned to Europe in disgust due to these changes.

In the 1920’s, a significant wave of German immigration came to the country. Presently, Germans make up the largest % of Ecuadorian Whites, followed by Spaniards, British and a small number of Lebanese. Many of the Germans are Nazi supporters.

Certainly, the political voice of black people in Ecuador has historically been limited by poverty; in 2001 73.8% of the Afro-Ecuadorian population were unable to satisfy their basic needs (Sánchez, 2005, p.12). And, though poverty (measured by income) among Afro-Ecuadorians had reduced to 42.9% by 2009, this was still significantly higher than white or mestizo populations (26.3% and 32.7% respectively) (de la Torre & Sánchez, 2012, p. 142).

Indigenous populations experience even greater levels of poverty than Afro-Ecuadorians, estimated at 68.2% in 2009 (de la Torre & Sánchez, 2012, p. 142),

4. Bolivia

Although official figures put the number of Whites in Bolivia at 15%, the actual number is smaller at 8%. 65% are Indians, and 27% are mestizos. There are 1 million Whites in Bolivia. The Whites tend to live in the Western part of country. Race relations there were described as horrible, and Whites were often targets of abuse and verbal and even physical aggression by Indians.

The Indians were said to have a grudge against the Whites going back centuries to the Conquest. Posters said that the Indians consider the whole country theirs, hate everyone who is not Indian and want to throw all non-Whites out of the country.

Whites have traditionally tried to marry only other Whites, but lately some young Whites are starting to date Indians and Blacks, much to the consternation of their more traditional relatives. Whites do not really hate mestizos, though out of tradition, they do not date or marry them. Furthermore, the mestizos often hate the Indians just as much as the Whites do.

Posters described White Bolivians as living in fear. Expressions of White ethnocentrism invite attacks, robberies and even homicides, so Whites tend to keep their heads down. The feeling among Bolivian Whites is that they are losing their country. Many White Bolivians are taking off, often migrating to Southern Brazil.

5. Brazil – Racial democracy or White Dictatorship

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The population of Brazil is made of a majority of Black and Mulatto (51%) and some other yellow and indigenous minorities (2 to 3%), but in the Brazilian parliament 90% of the elected members are white and only 1 in 10 (10%) Black and Metis people, while Brazil is still a democracy.

For the last Presidential election all 3 candidates were all white.

with 51% of Black and Metis, there is only 10% of the latest group in the parliament?

In Brazil the richest 10% of the Population control 42% of the economy.

For outsiders, Brazil is multicutural country, with happy Metis and Black people spending most of their time in Carnival, or crushed by poverty in the slums.

In nearly every area of importance that one studies in Brazil, it is dominated by persons with white skin and European features (1). For some who don’t live in Brazil, this may seem to be an exaggeration but numerous visitors to Brazil have commented on what we call the ‘ditadura de brancura‘ (dictatorship of whiteness). In reality, Brazilians themselves are also quick to outright deny this, downplay it or try to dismiss this reality as ‘vitimismo’ (playing the victim). But seriously, with study after study confirming Brazil’s obsession with portraying itself as a European nation, at what point does denial become consciousness of the fact with no desire to admit the truth? With this in mind, it’s refreshing to see the rise ofindependent You Tube productions and blogs as black Brazilians continue to find creative ways to make their presence felt and bring a bit a more balanced racial representation of the array of phenotypes that one sees in everyday Brazil. 

The Brazilian nation was constructed upon the free labor of 4-5 million African slaves, a total representing more than 40% of all African slaves sent to the Americas and between 9 and 10 times the amount of Africans that ended up in the United States. The brutality of Brazilian slavery was such that the average life span of these slaves was about 7 years. With the end of slavery at hand near the end of the 19th century (1872), elites looked at a population that was 80% non-white and didn’t like what they saw. The solution was the slow whitening and eventual disappearance of the non-white population by three methods.

Why is Brazil not a superpower

Brazil gained its independence in 1824 from Portugal. Portugal, at that point in history, wasn’t exactly what you would call an industrial superpower. In fact, Portugal was such a mess they couldn’t muster the stones/resources to suppress the Brazilian independence movement. There was no real “war of independence” for Brazil.

The US colonies were populated by, relatively speaking, a well-educated, free populace, where class divisions were not so rigidly reinforced by racial divisions. I’m ignoring slavery for the moment, as industrialization in the US was focused in the free northern colonies.

If you read Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, you can see how the US’s Calvinist/protestant culture created the cultural conditions necessary for rapid and successful industrialization. The lack of very rigid class divisions meant that more of the US’s human resources were more effectively utilized, with everyone more able to contribute their full talents to the US’s industrialization.

Additionally, the northern colonies were not exactly what you would call resource rich as the southern colonies; agriculture north of Virgina was nowhere near as productive as south of it. This means that the Northern colonies were forced to find competetive advantage somewhere other than agriculture, so they turned to industry to feed themselves.

Brazil, by contrast, was very different case. You had a small, landed white minority that made most of its wealth running the large sugar, coffee, and cotton fazendas (plantations). They imported huge numbers of slaves the country over to run these fazendas. While the natives were generally either left alone, or forced into servitude by the fazenda owners and/or catholic missionaries.

Looking back to Weber, the Brazilians’ non-Calvinist culture, combined with the rigid racial divisions, and huge wealth the landed classes gained by doing almost nothing, meant the people running the country had no incentive to industrialize; they were getting rich just fine without it, and those that weren’t didn’t matter anyway. These attitudes continued well after the abolition of slavery, and even today many of Brazil’s class divisions have a heay racial component (no matter what Brazilians say).

The US was founded by the world’s foremost industrial and military superpower. As such, they had a huge leg up in knowledge and resources required to industrialize.

 

  1. They initiated a mass immigration program that attracted more than 4 million European immigrants over the next 70 years while simultaneously creating a law, Decreto 528, of 1890, that would require Africans and Asians to get approval from congress to migrate to the country.
  2. After slavery, simply abandoning former slaves and forcing them to survive on their own accord.
  3. Encouraging non-white Brazilians to desire procreation with white or light-skinned partners so that after a few generations of this mixture, the African or black phenotype would be effectively eliminated from the nation. Scientist João Batista de Lacerda was so certain of this that, in his thesis entitled Os mestiços do Brasil (Mixed race people of Brazil) that he presented in 1911 at the First Universal Races Congress at the University of London, he predicted that within 100 years (by 2011), black people will have disappeared and mixed-race people would represent only 3% of the population.

In fact, according to José Carlos Rui in his article, “O sonho racista de um povo branco (The racist dream of a white people)”, Lacerda’s prediction actually left many people furious because they felt that a century for the nation to become white was much too long! For Brazilian writers of the period between 1870 and 1930, it was obvious that the country needed to whiten itself because they saw blacks, Indians and people of mixed race as peoples incapable of civilization and representations of Brazil’s backwardness. Politician and writer Joaquim Nabuco thought that “European immigration could bring, continuously, into the tropics a stream of lively, energetic, and wholesome Caucasian blood”. Literary critic José Veríssimo thought that “sooner or later it (the white race) would eliminate the black race” from Brazil. Silvo Romero wrote in 1880 that “the victory in the battle for life, among us, will belong, in the future, to the white man”. He predicted it would take three or four centuries so he accepted the 100 year prediction of Lacerda with optimism. In 1921, journalist Artur Neiva wrote that “within a century, the nation will be white” and in 1923, deputy Carvalho Neto predicted that “the negro would disappear within 70 years”. In 1938, doctor and writer Afrânio Peixoto said that 200-300 years were necessary for the nation to totally pass through the “black eclipse”. Not exactly predictions that would lead one to believe in a “racial democracy” or equal acceptance of all three races that were the base of the Brazilian people.

 

A Redenção de Cam (The Redemption of Ham)

While Brazil’s national identity seemingly prides itself in its mixed race heritage, it is important to realize that the goal of elites in the 19th century was not the complete mixture of the population but rather the complete whitening of the population. This white dream is captured perfectly in 1895 painting entitled A Redenção de Cam (The Redemption of Ham) by the Spanish artist Modesto Brocos. As the old Bible myth declared descendants of the character Ham to be cursed, this painting can be interpreted as such:

The black grandmother on the left had had a relationship with a white man, which produced her mulata daughter sitting next to her. The mulata daughter had a relationship with the Portuguese immigrant sitting next to her that produced the phenotypically white baby that sits on her lap. The grandmother gives thanks and praise because the “black stain” has finally been removed from the family. The palm leaves behind her are a symbol of hope.

Thus, today it should not be surprising that black exclusion, murder, anti-African sentiments, racism and an obsession with whiteness continue to be blatantly present in Brazilian society.

It is a part of the nation’s very history.

Brazilian soaps are almost always about White families. Blacks play minor supporting roles, running a juice stand on the beach, practicing voodoo and giving practical advice to the Whites. The reason Brazilian TV is so White is because research has shown that mostly Black/mulatto Brazilian viewers do not want to see Blacks or mulattos on TV.

There is still racial discrimination in Brazil to the extent that if you are lighter it is easier to get a good job than if you are darker, but Brazilians like Mexicans labor under the lie that they have beaten racism. This is a problem in that it makes existing racism hard to deal with. If there is no racism and everyone gets along fine, anyone bringing up racism charges is a troublemaker and a liar who is trying to set the races against each other.

Furthermore, studies show that Blacks are bullied at school by Whites who call them the equivalent of  “nigger.” Blacks are almost never hired by Brazilian firms for good white-collar jobs, and those few Blacks that have such jobs are almost always hired by foreign firms.

The truth is that privileged Brazilian Whites simply refuse to work for a Black boss or have Black superiors. That would be like your slaves lording it over you. The Whites have a very good privileged system there, and they don’t want to share with Blacks at all.

On the other hand, the discrimination is really more economic than genetic, and social race is all the rage. Black and mulatto cops will stop and search groups of Black and mulatto males (racial profiling) but will not stop groups of Whites. Why? The darker guys are often up to no good.

A wealthy Black is only respected if he dresses the part and has the proper wealthy adornments. Furthermore, he needs a White woman, preferably a blond. The first thing Black futbol stars do when they hit the big-time is grab a blond to marry.

Yet a White man, even if he dresses down, is considered to be automatically OK. But a rich Black man dressing down would be considered just another low-class Black up to no good. Much also is made of education and speech. Most Whites are well-educated and speak a refined Portuguese. Blacks are usually poorly-educated and speak a slangy, low-class dialect something like a Portuguese Ebonics.

But not all Whites are rich, and there are many poor Whites in the South. The favelas of the South are filled with Whites, and there are White beggars on the streets. Blacks in the South have been elected governors of states and mayors of large cities, and the South was the first place Blacks got civil rights. Studies show that the best place for a Black to live is in the White South due to the wealth of the region.

Nevertheless, the upper class Whites of the South are extremely racist by US standards. They dislike people with dark skin and regard them as inferior. There is not much anti-Semitism because there are only a few Jews (12,000) in the region

The racial history of Brazil is very interesting.

Originally, the Indian tribes were nearly bred out of existence. They sent over the dregs of Portuguese society. Due to the harsh nature of the region they were going to, the colonists were nearly all men. They few women on board the ships were generally prostitutes. Most decent women did not want to put up with the rigors of colonization. It meant a long sea voyage on a ship full of males in an environment of poor hygiene. When you stepped off the ship, the new land was all jungle, with unpleasant tropical weather, many jungle diseases and no hospitals. In addition, the new settlements were under continuous attack by hostile Indians.

One famous such colonist was named Diogo Álvares. The Tupinambá Indians referred to him as Caramurú, his Indian name. He singlehandedly fathered 200 children by many different Indian women. Essentially, most of the coastal Brazilian Indian tribes were simply fucked out of existence. Interbreeding with Indians continued even up until the late 1800’s, and it was not unusual for a White man to father up to 20 children with different Indian women.

Hence, the true settlement of the country occurred due to voluntary immigration from Europe or the importation of African slaves, mostly from the Portuguese colony of Angola.

White women were so heavily valued by Portugal that the law stipulated that they were not allowed to leave the country without the signed permission of their husbands or fathers, in shades of a practice that continues today in Arab lands. Unbelievably, this law remained on the books until 1975!

Since there was a shortage of women, many men brought their own wives from Europe, or arranged marriages in Europe, or tried their luck with the yearly importation of Crown’s Orphans, orphan girls gathered from all over Europe and imported to Brazil to become brides for male colonists. Yet there were still not enough women. So many men had sex with their female Black slaves, resulting in a large mulatto population.

In the late 1800’s after slavery was abolished (1888) the government undertook a “Whitening” or Branqueamento project that was shockingly called just that. The idea was that Brazil was a mostly Black country, and that mostly Black meant disaster for the future (Racial thinking was extremely common at the time).

Hence a huge effort was made to encourage Europeans to immigrate to Brazil. This effort went on for some time and attracted many immigrants from Italy, Germany, other parts of Europe, and even Japan.

In 1923, a Brazilian Congressman famously said, “The Black eclipse will have passed entirely in 70 years.” He was referring to the disappearance of Blacks in Brazil as an ethnic entity, presumably replaced with some sort of mulatto orzambo.

In 1945, the country’s official immigration policy openly stated the need to “develop within the country’s ethnic composition the most convenient characteristics of its European descent.”

As recently as 25 years ago (1988), an assistant to the governor of São Paolo actually suggested mass birth control for Blacks, Indians and mixed-race people as a eugenic measure.

This official explicitly racial thinking is pretty much a thing of the past. Posters said that Lula is a mulatto (though he looks White to me), and racism is now actually illegal in the country (whatever that means), though the law is hardly enforced and even those convicted get a slap on the wrist.

Furthermore, there is a very large amount of interbreeding going on in Brazil, even in the Far South. Down there, this mostly involves White women breeding with Black and mulatto men. In the rest of Brazil, all sorts of racial interbreeding is going on, described as epidemic.

In general, this is mostly going on with lower class Whites. The middle and upper class Whites still do not mix with non-Whites all that much.

White Brazilians felt that the situation for Whites in Brazil was dire, even in the South.

6. Colombia

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Colombia has a large White population estimated at around 22%, which means there are 10 million Whites in Colombia, as many as in Mexico. However, the Whites here typically have some Indian and Black blood, so it is more of a social race concept. Further, a Colombian White often has brothers or sisters that are quite a bit darker than he is, relics of a long history of interbreeding here. The rest of the population is 54% mestizo, 14% mulatto, 6% Black, 3% zambo (defined below) and 2% Indian.

Antioquia Province is one of the Whitest places in Latin America along with Southern Brazil and Costa Rica’s Central Valley. This region is 80% White, and White Antioquians are known as paisas. Antioquia is 1% Indian, and the rest are Blacks and mulattos. There was little interbreeding with the Indians since the Indians were so violent that they did not accept newcomers.

The capital of Antioquia is Medellin, and this is also a very White city, but recently many Blacks, mulattos and Indians have been moving to the city from other parts of Colombia, so it is not as White as it used to be.

Manizales is another majority-White city. The Whites are mostly Spaniards, but curiously, in Barranquilla and Santander, there are many Germans. Colombia received a very large input of Black slaves.

There is a lot of racism in employment here, and the dumb blonde gets the job over the competent Black with a degree. Everything here is all about appearances both genetic and personal – your height, weight, clothing – and above all else, social class. Other than that, some say that race relations are generally pretty good, keeping with the trend in the most heavily mixed Latin American countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.

However, others say that racism is still a very serious problem in Colombia. 30 years ago, it was not uncommon to see signs in Colombia saying saying, “House For Rent. No Blacks.” To this day, it is very common for Afro-Colombians to beturned away from upscale establishments on account of their color.

6. Mexico

7. Panama

Panama is the second wealthiest Latin American country after Uruguay. Panama became rich mainly because of the building of the Panama canal which was built by a crew that was 75% Black.

Panama is ruled by the “Rabiblancos” or White elite.

7. Mauritania

8. Sudan

Formerly

Liberia

Leaving Africa- Self Afrophobia in Black Majority Societies

 

Self Afrophobia in Black Majority Societies

Dominican Republic

The Discrimination Republic

“Looks like Heaven feels like Hell”

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The Island of Hispanolia is one of the most strangest and weirdest places, with the most craziest and fascinating history you will ever see.

The Island of Hate

The independent Hispanic website Voxxi News reports that Haitian and Dominican relations are currently the worst they have been in 75 years.

Facts about about Hispanolia

  • It was the first place settled by Europeans in the New World
  • The Island was originally originally inhabited by Taino Native Americans who were brutally decimated and killed off.
  • It’s name means the Spanish Island, but in reality it should be called the African Island. At 20 million people and 10 million divided for each country, these two countries are the largest Black Majority countries in the New World or the Americas. 85-90% is of African descent
  • This was the place where idea of enslaving Blacks/Africans and sending them to Americas came about. Santo Domingo was the first slave port. The Spanish priest Las Casa was behind this idea.

  • It became the richest colony in the world due to the sugarcane production
  • The slaves in Haiti were the worst treated slaves. Which resulted in them revolting and successfully establishing the the Worlds first country ran by ex slaves, and the second independent country in the Americas.

 

The Haitian occupation, what was it all about.

  • The misconception that Haiti invaded the Dominican Republic distorts events that took place on the island between 1795 and 1844. Shortly after the start of the Haitian Revolution in 1791, Spain ceded its part of the island to France in the 1795 Treaty of Basel. This resulted in the entire island becoming one single French colony.  It is that colony that became an independent state in January 1804. All Haitian Constitutions published since independence through 1867 have referred to the entire island as the nation of Haiti because it was the entire island that won its independence from France. This is stated in Article 1 of the Constitution of 1805 where the country of Haiti is defined as the island of Haiti. To say that Haiti invaded its eastern part is like saying that Haiti invaded itself.Boyer never colonized nor conquered nor invaded the eastern side of the island because that portion of the island was already a part of Haiti. Revisionist historians constantly accuse Boyer of having invaded the eastern part of the island which supposedly belonged to Spain. If this were true, it would have been tantamount to Boyer declaring war on Spain.  What sense would it have made for Boyer to fear war and buy peace with France while declaring war against Spain? The truth of the matter is that Haiti never attacked any Spanish owned territory.        Boyer’s government became unpopular when it levied taxes on the island’s population to pay France, but it took a natural disaster to topple his government.  In 1842, while the country was still under an American embargo, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti and crippled Boyer’s administration. The disarray empowered rebel groups throughout the island.  An opposition group sprung in the south while in the east, a separatist movement led by Juan Pablo Duarte gained momentum and eventually led to the eastern side of the island declaring its independence in February 1844.President Tyler of the United States responded by saying that the United States, France, and Spain must quickly recognize this new nation in order to limit the influence of Black people in the Caribbean. The United States quickly recognized Dominican independence but waited 20 years later to recognize that of Haiti. With the eastern separatists backed by world super-powers, Haiti could no longer maintain the integrity of the island as one nation despite several subsequent efforts to reunify the island.Even years after the eastern side became the Dominican Republic, there was no defined border between the two countries. It was not until 1929, under US occupation that the border was created.  The US occupation force was selected from the US south. The argument was that southern whites knew best how to control Negros. The border was drawn in a way that favored the lighter skinned Dominicans.  Haiti was forced to overlook the 1795 Treaty of Basel that gave the entire island to France and return instead to the earlier 1697 Treaty of Ryswick which gave 2/3 of the island to Spain and 1/3 to France. That treaty predated and ignored the outcome of the Haitian Revolution.The history of how the island went from being one country to being two independent nations is reflected in Haiti’s Constitutions. Toussaint’s 1801 Constitution defined the entire island as one colony. From 1805 to 1849, all Haitian Constitutions refer to the country as the island of Haiti. Between 1867 and 1957, all Haitian Constitutions avoided the term island so as not to seem threatening to their new neighbor and refer to the country as the territory of Haiti without defining its boundaries.  The first Constitution that acknowledges the existence of two countries on the island is the Constitution of 1987 which states that the country is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic.The Dominican Republic is a country that sprung from Haiti. Today, Haitians and Dominicans who can trace their family’s history to the earliest days of the Dominican Republic will find that they have much in common. Indeed, the very founders of the Dominican Republic, among them, Duarte and Santana, were once Haitian citizens.

 

What did Haiti do that the Dominicans were angry during the 22 year occupation

-Sacked cities

-Took land from white landowners

 

  • However, the real resentment was that they were Black ex slaves bossing around their former master.
  • Haiti was doing well until France demanded they pay $21 billion dollars
  • At the time Haiti had been more economically and militarily powerful and had a population 8 to 10 times larger than the former Spanish colony, having been the richest colony in the western hemisphere before the Haitian Revolution. Dominican military officers agreed to merge the newly independent nation with Haiti, as they sought for political stability under the Haitian president Jean-Pierre Boyer, and were attracted to Haiti’s perceived wealth and power at the time. The Dominican Republic had no military force. Haiti, on the other hand, had formidable armed forces, both in skill and sheer size (for such a small land), that had been hardened for nearly 10 years of repelling French soldiers, local colonialists and military insurgents (lesser armed factions).
  • The Dominican Republic is one of the Few countries in the America’s that received its independence from a Non European country. Slavery was never big in the Dominican Republic.
  • The ethnic composition of the Dominican population is 73% Mixed, 16% white and 11% black. The reason why there is so many mixed race people is that slavery was not a big industry there so people relatively got along and intermixed at high rates, and the ones that did own slaves there were notorious for raping their slaves or having Black concubines. There is a recorded incident of a White Spaniard slave owner having over 90 Black concubines and 200 children from them. Slaves were only 10% of the population.
  • During colonial times Most whites in the DR were poor. Most whites in Haiti were rich.
  • The ethnic composition of Haiti is estimated to be 95% black, 5% white and mixed
  • The Dominican Republic has historically been more Whiter, but now that has declined, due to safety concerns
    1790 (Haitian revolt White population was 32% [2])  (48.5%)[3]
    1920:(American occupation White population was 24.9%)[4]
    1960: (End of Trujillo Era 16.1%)[5]
    2006 survey: (13.6%)
  • The Economy is mostly controlled By Whites. Since independence, most of the Dominican Republics Presidents have been White.
  • The Black people in The Dominican Republic are brainwashed not to only to not see themselves as Black, but to deny they have any Black blood at all. This started by Trujillo and continued on by Balaguer in order to kill any spirit of unity the Black people who make up 85-90% of the population would have there. The Dominican Republic is probably the most racist antiBlack Nation in the Western Hemisphere. http://www.americasquarterly.org/content/my-struggles-black-american-dominican-republic.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/05/dominican-republic-kkk_n_4904849.html
  • Afro-Dominicans (who make make up 90% of the population) have traditionally failed to flaunt their blackness as a collective
    banner to advance economic, cultural, or political causes. Dominicans have, for the most part, denied their blackness. Faced with the population’s tolerance of official claims asserting the moral and intellectual superiority of Caucasians by white supremacist ideologues, analysts of racial identity in Dominican society have often imputed to Dominicans heavy doses of “backwardness,” “ignorance,” 
    or “confusion” regarding their race and ethnicity. 
  • Dominicans Afro Descendants are very self hating. Nappy Hair is not just referred to as Nappy. It’s referred to as bad hair.

Do they look Indian?

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  • 90% of the economy is controlled by 25 White families. On average, only 45 cents of every dollar a tourist spends in a developing country remains in the local economy. Spanish hoteliers own many of the most popular Dominican chains. Still, about one of three Dominicans lives in poverty, according to World Bank statistics. The electricity cuts out daily and the country spends less of its gross domestic product on education than nearly any other Latin American country. Catholic Youth Ministry coordinator Luis Rosario said the country has more brothels than schools.
  • In the Dominican Republic it is pretty common for parents to ask, or more like order, their children to drop out of school and start working. n the DR, you’ll see kids repeating the same grade 2-3 times and by the time they’re 12-13 they’re still in fourth grade. The government knows this but there’s not only a shortage of teachers, as there are in many other countries, but there aren’t enough school buildings to teach students, and lets not talk about the very low standards students have to meet and the really poor training.
  • Moreover, the World Bank report points out that Dominican society suffers from much inequality, particularly in urban areas. The report paints a picture of a country in which the poor remain poor, trapped in their situation with little chance of escaping. Dominican society is highly unequal even in the context of the Latin American region, well-known for its gaping divisions; whilst over the decade an average of 41% of the overall population in Latin America and the Caribbean moved up to a higher income group, this figure was a mere 2% in the Dominican Republic.
  • The U.N. agency says half of Dominicans younger than 18 live in poverty, struggling to get enough food, access to safe drinking water and adequate housing. Only 30 percent of kids finish primary school and that only 18 percent finish secondary school on time. Those schools are in poor shape: Nearly half have no drinking water and nearly 60 percent have no toilets
  • Most of the Dominican media is White, and many upscale night clubs discriminate against anyone with African blood. http://nypost.com/2007/08/08/the-drs-dark-secret/.
  • The chose to say they are Native American or Indian because Africans were just slaves. And the Indians resisted the Spanish, even though it was the Black Africans on that island who fought of the French, Spanish, and British and liberated that island, not the Indians.

Dominican Republic wasn’t always self hating. Americans commenting on racial matters in the Dominican Republic at the time. One is the sense that “no austere  prejudice against color prevails” in the country, as one author put it, or, in the words of another, that “distinction of color, in social life, is entirely unknown” (Santo Domingo, 1863: 10; Keim, 1870: 168).

Dominican “Hitler” Rafael Trujillo

PlátanoCurtain,” also crippled theDominican Republic socially. It created an absolute seclusion from the rest of the world. It was impossible to leave the countrywithout state permission. Trujillo had a way of debilitating any sense ofresistance. People were scared to cross him. If it was not the paranoia that he was alwayswatching that was stopping you, it was the fear of the inevitable fukú that would curseyou and your family for generations to come. By instilling fear in the Dominicans, he wasable to get what he wanted. He “killed whomever he wanted to kill, sons, brothers,fathers, mothers, took women away from their husbands on their weddings nights andthen brag publicly about the ‘great honeymoon’ he’d had the nightbefore.” He wasruthless. He didn’t care who he was hurting; he had supreme control.

“The face of evil” Joaqin Balaguer”

While the majority of Dominicans are of African descent, Balaguer argued that after the decimation of the island’s indigenous population the Dominican Republic was repopulated by white Spaniards. According to him, African characteristics in the Dominican population were a result of Haitian infiltration of the Dominican Republic. Because of his fear of racial “contamination”, Balaguer became increasingly concerned about Dominicans born to Haitian parents. In the 1970s he commissioned several investigations into the issue, and numerous government  officials informed him that the government could not deport Dominican-Haitians, because, having been born in the Dominican Republic, they were constitutionally Dominican citizens. However, born on plantations far away from medical care, many never received official birth certificates.

 

“La Isla Al Reves”

The Dominican Version of Mein Kampf”

 

  • Most Dominicans will assure you that Haitians worship devils, and that they practice cannibalism.All will remark on their unperfumed body odor. The more refined Dominicans will express their pity for Haitians and say, alas, it is a shame they can not effectively govern themselves.The American and British expatriates I speak to tell me the same thing about Dominicans, who are largely African themselves.

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  • How Racist Whites feel about Dominicans

“They are pretty trashy and will swear on their afros that they are not black, which is just sad.

“The Dominicans are descended from slaves. I’m not aware of anything they have to offer save for steroid using baseball players who beat their wives. I wouldn’t let one in my house”

“The paramount realization we all must come to regarding Dominicans and other Latin American breeds is that they characteristically behave in the same revolting way and yet under the pretense of having a class-ladder, as though one hispanic is superior to another hailing from a different Latin American country. Dominicans are simply negroes who speak spanish, which, as I’ve observed makes them that much more flagrant and enigmatic than the typical american negro. They can’t seem to decide which element of their descent is dominant, however, most seem more heavily influenced by African characteristics. One example is in their musical tastes, which revolve around the ideologically bankrupt “hip-hop culture”. They’re not to be trusted and with the influx of Dominican people, they equally pose a threat to the well-being of the future of decent white people in the U.S. We should not view them as any different, greater or less than the common negro.”

“I don’t consider drug dealers to be hard working, but to each their own.”

“Dominicans are nothing more than African savages with a spic’s attitude.”

Dominicans in Spain

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70% of the more than 100,000 Dominicans that live in Spain are unemployed. the majority of the Dominicans in Spain work in the construction sector, or as maids.

  • Haitians are the cheapest labor force in the Americas, and one of the cheapest in the World. Many Haitians come to or trafficked to sugar plantations called Bateyes, where they make about $300 a year. The Dominican Republic is the largest exporter of sugar to the United States. There is a special agreement where the United States pays double the price for its Dominican sugar (Which the United States should boycott due to its treatment of Haitians).  The Sugar Industry (100% Haitian), Hotel industry (50% Haitian) Banana Industry (40% Haitian), Construction Industry (85% Haitian) is dependent on cheap Haitian migrant labor.
  • 30,000 Haitians were killed by Dominicans in 1937 in 5 days. There is no memorial for the murder.In 2007, the Catholic Church requested a national apology from the Dominican Republic to Haiti. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, archbishop of Santo Domingo, refused to comply because he said the Haitian massacre occurred 70 years ago, and Trujillo was killed in 1961. Rodriguez said: “In this case it’s Trujillo who should be asked to render account, who was the criminal. It doesn’t seem to me that the Dominican people have any guilt in that, honestly. Meanwhile Many Dominicans fault Haitians for the Haitian occupation of the 1800’s.
  • Haitians get treated bad in Dominican society, from being called names in the street, to violence, one Haitian in Santo Domingo was beheaded in broad daylight amongst a cheering crowd.
  • Dominicans make about $6,000 a year and unemployment is 15%, Haitians make $800 a year and unemployment is 40-70%
  • The Dominican Republic is not perfect either, many tourists get robbed or killed in the DR, drug trafficking is a problem, prostitution is rampant, so is corruption, and power outages, Dominican Republic is the world’s sixth worse country in energy distribution and power lines losses, according to the World Bank study on World Development Indicators 2014, which evaluated 223 high, low and middle income countries, and AIDs is at 1%
  • Dominican Republic put in a new birthright law, that is designed to strip all Dominican born Haitians born in the country after 1929 of citizenship, this is different than fighting against illegal immigration. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/07/30/dominican-republic-tourists-haiti-citizenship-immigration-boycott/30384635/  One could understand if the new birthright would be meant for Foreigners born after 2013 or 2015. But to push it to 1929 is very harsh.
  • Many Haitian Dominicans are trying to file for citizenship, but immigration officers have been threatened by Dominicans who don’t want them in their country. Also Haitians in the Dominican Republic don’t need their passport or visa on them, but they also need their birth certificate on them. Many Haitians still get deported even when they have all their proper papers.
  • Many Haitians have been victims of violence  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGgGmjNJ-IE

 

Positive Note the Dominican Republic was the first to help Haiti in earthquake (This was mainly because they didn’t want a mass influx of Haitians coming into the country) . Haitians pay the same as Dominicans to go to University. Trujillo’s  attempt to carry out mass deportations prior to the massacre failed because local communities opposed the illegal targeting of Haitian immigrants. Indeed, Haitians and Dominicans lived together all over the country, and were often openly hostile to attempts by the central government to intervene in their lives. Both countries had limited paved roads and communication infrastructure, and Haitian and Dominican peasants had more in common with each other than with a distant elite. Far from an expression of popular anti-Haitian sentiment, the Trujillo orchestrated massacre was an attempt to breakdown the long-standing connections between Haitians and Dominicans that limited his power over the country.

Famous Dark Skinned Black Dominicans outside of Sports and Music

Jose Francisco Pena Gomez – Former Presidential Canditate who almost Became President of the Dominican Republic.  A three-time candidate for president of the Dominican Republic and former Mayor of Santo Domingo. He is considered as one of the most prominent Dominican political figures of the 20th century. Santo Domingo’s airport is named after him.

(Note: The Dominican Republic has already had dark skinned presidents like Ulises Heureaux, and Gregorio Luperon)

Johnny Ventura, former Mayor of Santo Domingo

Yaritza Reyes

Miss Dominican Republic 2013. Representer of Dominican Republic for Miss World Competition

Yaritza Reyes

Dominican Republic is modernizing. It is the fastest growing economy in Latin America. But has a 40% poverty rate

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Where as Haiti is destitute and poor

What should be done

  • Black needs to be added as a category on the Census
  • Dominicans need to learn more about Africa and their African history and contributions

  • Dominican society needs more representative media
  • They also need to need to get rid of the racist psychos hatemongers, and irrational people in the media.
  • Haitians in Bateyes need to be treated better with better facilities
  • End US military assistance to Haiti http://www.antillean.org/why-i-want-to-end-us-military-aid-to-the-dominican-republic-319/
  • Dominicans need to change that law citizenship law and push the date to 2015
  • Haiti needs to develop but what is going to happen to the sugarcane, banana, and construction  industry if Haitians leave those industries, that issue needs to develop.

South Africa

Self Afrophobia

Xenophobia An unreasonable fear or hatred offoreigners or strangers or of that which isforeign or strange. Afrophobia Fearhate, or dislike of Black Africans and Black African descendant. Many people are debating whether to call the events of what is happening xenophobia or Afrophobia . However I decide to call it Afroxenophobia because it is both. It would not make sense to call it xenophobia because they are simply not attacking all foreigners, and it would not make sense to call it simply Afrophobia due to the fact they are themselves African.So it would make more sense to call it Afroxenophobia which is hatred or dislike of African foreigners. It is sad to note that the country with the highest dislike for African foreigners is in Black Africa itself. The violent incidences of Afroxenophobia far precedes anything that is happening in Russia, The Middle East, Israel,India, China, or elsewhere Here is why Afroxenophobia in South Africa is so stupid

1. They helped you during apartheid. The United States Uk France Switzerland did not initially go against apartheid In fact they labelled Mandela as a terrorist. It was other African countries that supported your leaders in exile and gave them money and support. Nigeria alone spent 61 billion dollars to fight apartheid.In Nigeria civil servants had to voluntarily donate 25% of their salaries to SA Relief Fund for

2. They are helping your economy. 50 percent of all employees in these African owned businesses are local South Africans.

3. Why cant you fight against the small minority who own 70 percent of the land

4. Digging a hole for yourself by cutting yourself from Africa and will result in less support in the future

5. Outside of Africa you are just seen as African and subject to racism as any other Africans

6. Immigrants make up only 10 percent nothing alarming

7. A place for wealthy African elites to travel. The tourism industry is going to be badly hit.

8. Would anyone hire violent hateful murderers

What others Africans can learn from this

1. People will pick on the weak regardless of what color they are whether in Greece India or South Africa. There is a reason that they are not attacking Whites regardless of nationality. Because Whites are strong and Africans are weak people. It is important as Africans to train ourselves to be strong minded and strong willed otherwise we will continue to be the objects of peoples misdirected anger 2. Hire more locals if they dont turn out to be good employees fire them until you find one who is. So called civil South Africans 1. It is not enough to simply say we are all not like that. 2. Attacking or blaming other Africans is not going to solve your problems. SA is a land of hate and the most unequal society in the world 1. Whites vs Blacks 2. Afrikaaners vs British 3. Zulus vs different tribes 4. Whites vs Nonwhites 5. Indians vs Blacks 6.Coloureds vs Blacks 7. South Africans vs foreigners What other African countries must do 1. Boycott all South African businesses and companies So dont shop at shoprite picknpay or eat at Nandos. As punishment not only for the murderers looters and attackers but South African society for not successfully educating its people in regards to this matter. http://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=355005http://www.cknnigeria.com/2015/04/xenophobic-attacksnigerians-scchedule.html?m=1http://www.lusakatimes.com/2015/04/17/qfm-radio-station-stops-playing-south-african-music-in-response-to-xenophobia-attacks/ http://www.nyasatimes.com/2015/04/15/malawi-to-boycott-south-africa-goods-after-xenophobia-attacks/ http://allafrica.com/stories/201504150234.htmlhttp://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/South-Africans-chased-out-of-Mozambique-20150417 http://www.citypress.co.za/opinion/lessons-for-south-africa-how-zambia-prevented-xenophobia/ 2.Procecute Zwelithini for incitement to genocide or have him make an apology

3. An aggressive anti Afroxenophobia campaign

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Black America

Solidarity for Black Americans

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 5:52 pm.

Both of my Grand Fathers were in the US Air Force. One actually flew fighter planes in the second world war against the german army, the Luftwaffe. He was BLACK. In my family there are 6 doctors, one Graduate from M.I.T, and a surgeon to top it off. We are fiercely proud of our achievement.

I lived in an all-Black American upper middle class neighborhood where my neighbors and friends were of similar pedigree. My neighborhood buddies and I all played the same games and acted the same way it was an all American upbringing. UNTIL a new family moved across the street into the new house in our modern upper crust subdivision. They were different, they had the same skin color as us but there accent wasn’t familiar. They were from a place called “Uganda “, they wore colorful patterns and the parents were extremely hospitable to the neighborhood.

This is where the “Miseducation of Black Americans” occurred for me and many of our people.

My first visual reference to “ Uganda “ came by the way of a Black wrestler in the World Wide Wrestling Federation known as the WWF by the name of Kamala. He was 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighed well over 450 pounds. He wore face paint and made grunt noises like he was an animal from the jungle. Never mind that his name was James Harris and was from Mississippi and was a black man. That was my first introduction to Uganda through a Black wrestler who pretended to be a savage African who also made a mockery of Africans and Ugandans in particular.

After watching “Kamala “grunt and make guttural noises and speak in a click language. As a Black American child we quickly disassociated ourselves with anything African. We attributed anything wild and savage with Africa and Ugandans to our new neighbors who were the total opposite of Kamala. BUT as a child who doesn’t have the maturity to understand the differences we placed our ignorance above their humanity. Names like “African Booty Scratcher”, “Dirty African”, “Child Soldier” and “Swamp Runner” were used to demean them.

My friends and I were the worst ambassadors to help bridge the gap between Black Americans and Africans in the diaspora. Even we (Black Americans) had to deal with the hostility directed at us through the majority white schools that we attended where we were made to feel inadequate and different. The negative energy we received from the teachers, the administrators and the principals manifested in our own self-hatred of being who we were, “Black Americans”. This type of negative energy drives some Black Americans to deny their very roots. “Why would I want to be Black? Everyone hates us”.

That type of thinking drove my friends and me to make fun of our African brothers and sisters in our neighborhood which caused many fist fights and causing our families to disassociate with each other. As we grew up we attended the same high schools where other Black Americans made fun of their clothing choices.

To my African brothers let me explain this, we (Black Americans) sometimes have a warped sense of thinking. We think if you’d wear expensive shoes like “Air Jordan’s” or purchase designer clothing like “POLO” that then we’d be accepted, and it would protect us from ridicule. We were made to feel intellectually inferior in school so the only avenue for feeling better about ourselves were clothing.

As we made our way through high school I watched them (Ugandans) achieve academic brilliance while everyone else continued to dress well. Their clothing choices were not the best quality but their academic achievements soared, they were proud of it despite their cousins (Black Americans) making fun of them. It became a grudgingly respect in our neighborhood between their families and the Black Americans. I don’t know what happened to my Ugandan neighbors, I wish they could know me now as an adult because I am conscious about my roots.

Sadly many Black Americans and Africans can never get over this dispute between distant cousins. A lot harbor these feelings into adulthood. Fortunately my thinking of my African roots became more profound when my mother uncovered my family history. She mapped the first person in our family to wash ashore to America in the early 1800’s. That was where my Ancestral history stopped, we didn’t know his African name but he was a male at the age of 28. That was my confirmation, it showed me that over 200 years ago someone from a West African tribe was my forefather. At that point the images of Africa as a desolate, starving, war mongering and inhabitable place ceased to exist. I wanted to know more about what my family lost and how it can be regained. Luckily we took a DNA test and found out that my family is “Nigerian “. It may be just on a piece of paper but my life has a point of origin.

I really wish I could apologize for my ignorant statements towards my neighbors and other Africans I offended. Refusing to acknowledge your Blackness or African roots is a way of self-hatred that many Black Americans unknowingly participate in.

My friends who were with me as we said horrible things to our Ugandan brothers and sisters acknowledged their stupidity. When you don’t know your history or your family, ignorance is your best ally. I can now claim that I am no longer ignorant, my cloak has been lifted. I was a son of slaves who built America, I am a Black American, an African and now I am Nigerian and I will never be embarrassed to admit it. I just wish I could find my ex neighbor to apologize.

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Roel van der Veen, for Addis Standard
Development in the non-Western world
In the 1870s Japanese public intellectual Yukichi Fukuzawa shocked his audience by stating that he thought Japan should leave poor Asia and join the modern world. Japan in those days was going through a phase of rapid change, which would eventually lead to Japan becoming a modern nation and the leading nation in Asia. Yukichi Fukuzawa, who founded a university and Japan’s first daily newspaper, travelled extensively in America and Europe, and his books about the development of the West became bestsellers in Japan. The provocative, brave ideas of Yukichi Fukuzawa angered many Japanese, but more important, inspired millions of his countrymen to support Japan’s modernization effort, thereby improving people’s lives. How does this story of 150 years ago in a very different part in the world, connect to Ethiopia and Africa?
Over the last decade, several African countries have made impressive progress in growing their economies and to some extent, reducing the poverty of their populations. Ethiopia has been one of them. Economic growth has in some years reached ten percent, and poverty has been reduced from about 70 percent of the population at the beginning of the 1980s to about 35 percent now, all in the context of a rapidly growing population. After centuries of limited wealth for only a small elite amidst mass poverty, should this improvement come as a surprise? Not really. I’ll explain.

For years scholars and politicians have thought that poor countries could not become richer because the rich countries kept them down. However, the rise of the poor countries in Asia over the last half a century, has falsified this theory. Many Asian countries have reached high or middle-income status, thereby joining, each in their own way, the modern world. How was this possible? Why did countries in Asia become substantially richer, whereas countries in Africa did not?
The Tracking Development research project
Dutch development co-operation sponsored a big international research project called ‘Tracking Development’, involving several African and Asian scholars to find out what governments in Asia had done to make their countries richer, and why governments in Africa had not done the same thing. In the project countries in South East Asia were compared with countries in Sub Saharan Africa, countries that were similar in many aspects, but differed in one crucial aspect: the Asian country became substantially richer, whereas the African county did not. Take the Indonesia – Nigeria comparison. Both countries are very big (by far the biggest in their regions), have a colonial past (with subsequent new state structures), have large natural resources (especially oil), are very corrupt, have very poor governance, have a large Islamic population, ethnic diversity, strong and politically active military, et cetera. But Indonesia became richer, whereas Nigeria did not. Why?

After several years of hard work and many lively discussions, the project came up with answers, some of them quite surprising (also to me, I must admit). The main thesis of the project, well explained by the project’s main researcher prof. David Henley from Leiden University (in his book Asia – Africa development divergence, Zed Books, London, 2015), is that countries will have their economic take-offs when three policy results have been achieved simultaneously. First, a government should provide macro-economic stability (so no high inflation, a balanced budget and the real value of the currency).Second, it should provide economic freedom for its farmers and small entrepreneurs (to sell their products at a market to whomever they like). And finally, and this was the big surprise to me, they should spend massively, and be pro-poor, in agriculture, to vitalize the economy of the countryside (for better seeds, training for farmers, fertilizer, small roads to connect to markets et cetera). More home grown food will feed the nation better, will save money (because no food has to be imported, it might at some stage even be exported), it will raise the incomes in the countryside, lower food prices in the cities (thereby making the population more competitive at the later stage of industrialization) and will set the stage for the first stage of industrialization, which almost always consist of food-processing. The main lesson is thus: agricultural development comes before industrialization.
So we know what South East Asian governments achieved, but how did they do it? How could they implement these policies with the poor and ineffective states of that time? In other words: what was the governance involved? David Henley gives straight answers to this important question by identifying three principles of the successful development strategies. It is amazing how much these principles differ from the principles of what we donors call ‘good governance’. First: outreach (or quantity, not quality). You have to reach the millions of poor people if you want to have an impact on poverty. Here we see the link with agriculture. The only way to really reduce poverty is to go were the poor masses live, which is in the countryside. Second: urgency (or priorities, not plans). Go for the few things that really need to be done, and use all capacity available to achieve it. Forget about the nice elaborated plans with their tens of objectives, drawn up by experts, because these objectives will never be achieved that way. And thirdly: expediency (or results, not rules). In a way it doesn’t matter how you do it (by breaking the rules or not), as long as you achieve the desired results.

But why did governments in South East Asia do this, and African governments not? In my personal view the answer lies in something quite simple: the number of people. At the time nations in South East Asia had their take-offs, the countryside was densely populated, mainly with poor peasants, who tended to go communist (it was the time of the Cold War). So it was really out of their own self-interest that governments decided to improve the lives of these poor people, so that they would become less angry towards the authorities. For the politicians it was purely done out of self-interest, it was the life insurance of the regime. In the same decades in Africa such forces did not exist, because the countryside was only sparsely populated. Politically speaking in Africa it would have been irrational to waste substantial money on the farmers. It made more sense to keep the jobless youth in the cities quiet by providing jobs in industry. This political rationality had the unfortunate, even tragic, consequence that no take-off followed, because (as we now know) starting with industrialization is starting at the wrong end.

Can Africa learn from the lessons of South East Asia? I don’t think there are blue prints of development. Even in South East Asia itself there are exceptions. Take Singapore, which does not even have a countryside. But the experience of that Asian region at least suggests which paths to development might be successful. And as David Henley always underlines: why not try? Because over the decades, with extremely fast population growth in Africa, the African countryside is beginning to look like the South East Asian countryside of fifty years ago. Political rationality is therefore changing in the right direction. Surely it is no co-incidence that countries with the most densely populated countryside, like Ethiopia and Rwanda, have the best developmental policies.

So does Ethiopia do the right things?
Looking at the statistics concerning growth and poverty reduction, the answer is simple: certainly, yes. The government was able to keep the macro-economic situation stable at sound levels and it has invested massively in the countryside. On economic freedom it could do better, but apparently this is not very harmful to the overall picture. Must we therefore applaud the Ethiopian government for its policy choices? Of course we must, but we need to be a bit nuanced here, because policy choices don’t fall from the sky just like that. There are good reasons why politicians make their choices – in a way they are forced to do so by the political forces working on them, although we like to think they have the freedom to make their choices.
Understanding the findings of the ‘Tracking Development’ project, we could more or less predict this would happen. The forces that are increasingly working on the Ethiopian government are the same forces that made the successful development policies of president Soeharto of Indonesia appear fifty years ago: a more densely populated countryside, with a majority of poor and potentially hostile peasants, who could make life very difficult for the government if their situation would not improve. So it is one of those rare occasions when the self-interest of the government (to politically survive) aligns with the self-interest of the majority of the people (to get a better life).This is the moment that policies can be implemented to start sustained development.

But right now we cannot say for sure if the take-off has already taken place. It might be, but it is simply too early to tell. There are always dangers that can still cause havoc to a promising start. To mention some for Ethiopia: the country is a haven of stability in a very unstable region, but this stability could easily be threatened by becoming involved in the violence from abroad or by unduly efforts to liberalize the Ethiopian state. Another risk is that the government, under pressure from all kinds of advisors and city-dwellers, will decide to try to industrialize, at the expense of agriculture. In Africa there is always this pressure, but it should be ignored as long as possible. To industrialize too early has the danger to ruin the current development project. The country should stay on the current development course for at least several more years.
This should not be too difficult. Africans have a tendency to blame the international environment for their hardships (often rightly so), but this does not hold for the future. In fact, the international environment is very promising for a country like Ethiopia. Especially for Ethiopia, I would say. Being stable in an unstable region, the country receives a lot of foreign aid to retain its stability. In return, it does not have to follow orders from anybody, because in nowadays multipolar world, it can choose its own partners – the West is no longer dominant. And with the growing world population, there will be a huge market for Ethiopian agricultural products in the years ahead. It looks all very favorable for sustained development in Ethiopia.

I always found the statement by Yukichi Fukuzawa, that Japan should leave poor Asia, intriguing. It signaled the birth of a new era not only for Japan, but in the end for all of Asia. Japan led the way, because after some time it was followed by its former colonies Taiwan and South Korea, which were then followed by Hong Kong and Singapore, et cetera. One after the other had its take-off, to fly following the ones in front. Observers recognized the pattern of flying geese in the air, in their peculiar v-formation, and called this pattern of development the flying geese model. So the thing is that as a country you can indeed leave a poor region, but that at some point your example will be followed by others, who will try to leave too. In the end, the whole region will have moved, from poverty to better lives.

Such a thing is about to happen for Africa as well. Ethiopia can leave Africa, but it will discover its example will be copied, and Africa will come after her, joining her as part of a materially richer world. So maybe we should speak of ‘leading’ instead of ‘leaving’. The difference is just one letter, and the difference in significance is indeed also very small. At the moment there are just a few candidates to become the first goose to lead the group, among them Rwanda (using a similar model as Ethiopia) and Ghana (using a more liberal model). The jury is still out which country will be the first to leave poverty and lead Africa in development.

Ed’s Note: Roel van der Veen is professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. He wrote books on the development of Africa and Asia. He is also the Academic Advisor of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He presented this lecture at UN ECA in Addis Ababa on April 22, 2015.

What should be the response of other Africans

We must live by code of constructiveness

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Profile on the Black Diaspora

Continents by Black people

  1. South America 130 million – Brazil 110 million, Colombian 11 million,Venezuela 5 million, Peru 2 million, Ecuador 1 million, Guyana 400,000, Suriname 300,000, Uruguay 300,000, French Guiana 200,000
  2. North America 86 million- United States 48-50 million, Haiti 10 million, Dominican Republic 9.2 million, Cuba 7 million, Jamaica 3 million, Puerto Rico 2 million, Panama 2 million,Trinidad and Tobago 1 million, Canada 1 million, Nicaragua 700,000, Honduras 600,000, Mexico 450,000, Costa Rica 400,000, Bahamas 300,000, Belize 260,000, Barbados 200,000
  3. Europe 7.8 million-France Admixture 3 million , UK Admixture 2 million , Germany 1 million
  4. Asia 5 million
  5. Oceania 200,000  – Australia 195,000, New Zealand 5,000

Regions – Latin America 160-170 million

North America  65 million

Europe 8 million

Black Majority Countries – 1. Haiti, 2. Dominican Republic, 3. Cuba, 4. Jamaica, 5. Trinidad, 6. Guyana, 7. Bahamas, 8. Suriname, 9. Belize 10. Barbados 11. Various other Caribbean Islands

220 million Blacks live outside of Africa, mostly in the Americas

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Languages they Speak –

  1. Portuguese – 110 million (Brazil)
  2. English – 55 million (United States, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Bermuda )
  3. Spanish 43 million (Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay)
  4. French 11 million (Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe, French Guiana)

Countries with largest Black populations in the Americas

1. Brazil 110 million (51%) language Portuguese

Names Black Brazillian, Afro Brazillian, Afro Descendente

Religion Catholic Christian

Admixture 55% African

Purported African Place of Origin – Angola, Nigeria, some Ghanaian

Music Samba Bossa Nova

Sports Soccer

Average income $5,000

Where they live (Black Majority Areas) – Northeast Brazil (especially Bahia) Live in all the Major Cities

Better off in Brazil or Africa. Disputed

Movements for Change – Movimento Negro

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Interesting facts – Highest mix rate with Whites, Highest Population of people of African descent outside of Africa. Second largest Black society after Nigeria.

2. US 50 million(14%) language English

Names Black American,African American,American Black, Formerly Colored,Negro

Code name-Urban Community,Inner City,Minority,People of Color

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo, Others

Admixture 70% African

Music – Rap, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Blues

Sports – Basketball,Football,Boxing,Track and Field

Average income $34,000

Better off in U.S orAfrica. U.S

Where they live (The South, Urban areas of Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast

Interesting facts – Second Highest population of Blacks in Diaspora, 5th largest Black society

Movements for Change – NAACP, SNCC, Nation of Islam

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Interesting facts – Wealthiest group in the Diaspora

3. Colombia 11 million (25%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported place of Origin – Congo, Nigeria

Music – Cumbia, Champeta

Sports-Soccer

Average income $4,000

Famous AfroColombians- Raul Cuero (Scientist), writers like Manuel Zapata Olivella and politicians: Piedad Córdoba, Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata, and Luis Gilberto Murillo, Miss Colombia 2001 winner and fashion model Vanessa Alexandra Mendoza Bustos, Miss Colombia 2015 winner and fashion model Jealisse Andrea Tovar Velásquez,

Better off in Colombia or Africa. Africa

Interesting Facts – Cartegena was the Biggest slave port in Spanish America. Areas that have alot of AfroColombians is the Choco department, Carribbean region, and San Andres Islands. 1993 Law 70, grants collective land rights to Afro-descendants.  13 Afro-Colombian members of Congress, from 2006

Movements for Change –

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4. Haiti 10 million (99%) language French and Creole

Religion Catholic Christian and Voodoo

Purported Place of Origin – Benin, and Western Nigeria

Admixture 95% African

Music- Compas

Sports – Soccer

Average income $759

Where they live – All over

Better off in Haiti or Africa. Africa

Movements for Change – Haitian Revolution of 1791 – 1804

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Interesting fact – Poorest Most African group in the Diaspora.

Largest Black Majority country in the Americas. Most Homogenous Black Country in the Americas.Blackest country outside of Africa

5. Dominican Republic 9.3 million (86-89%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Congo, Angola, Western Nigeria

Admixture 50% African  (85% Mulatto 15% Pure)

Music Meringue Bachata

Sports Baseball

Average income $6,000

Where they live – All Over, But Particularly Eastern Part

Famous Black Dominicans – David Ortiz, Fabulous, Vladimir Guerrero, Dania Ramirez, Arlenis Sosa, Pedro Martinez

Better off in the Dominican Republic or Africa. Dominican Republic

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Interesting facts- Least Culturally African group in the Diaspora. Black Group in the Diaspora not to have been seriously colonized by whites.

Blackest Spanish speaking Country

6. Cuba 7 million (62%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Western Nigeria, and Congo, Angola

Admixture 60% African  (80% Mulatto, 20% Pure)

Music Salsa

Sports Baseball Track and Field Basketball Volleyball

Average income $5000

Better off in Cuba or Africa. Disputed

Where they live – Havana, Eastern Cuba such as Oriente Province

Famous Afro Cubans – Celia Cruz Singer, Christina Milian actress, Faison Love Actor and Comedian, Gina Torres Actress, Gilbert Arenas Basketball player,

Interesting facts – AfroCubans made uo 92% of the Liberation Army that fought against Spain for independence. AfroCubans are the most educated (Most Black Doctors in Latin America), healthiest, safest, and Culturally Conscious Blacks in Latin America.

Movements for Change – Liberation Army, Partido Independiante de Color, AfroCubanismo

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7. Jamaica 3 million (98%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Akan Ghana, and Nigeria

Admixture 78% African, 16% European, 6% Asian

Music Reggae,Dancehal

Sports Track and Field

Average income $6000

Better off in Jamaica or Africa. Jamaica

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8. Afro Venezuelan 3 million (10%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin – Fon Benin, Ewe Ghana, Mandinka, and Kongo Angolan

Admixture 55% African

Music – Reggaeton

Sports Soccer, and Baseball

Average income $5,000

Where they live – Barlovento Region in Northeast Central , and Major Cities.

Better off in Venezuela or Africa. Africa

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9. Peru 2 million (1.5%)

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Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin in Africa – Unknown

Music

Sports Soccer

Average income – $4,500

Better off in Peru or Africa. Africa

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10. Puerto Rico 2 million language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin in Africa – Yoruba Nigeria, Ghana, and Dahomey, and the region known as the area of Guineas

Admixture 33% African

Music-Reggaetton

Sports-Baseball and Basketball

Average income  $25,000

Better off in Puerto Rico or Africa. Puerto Rico

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11. Trinidadian 1 million (62%) language English

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo, Congo, Malinke

Admixture 70%African

Music Calypso

Average Income $32,000 ( Third Richest in Diaspora)

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12. Black Canadian (Mostly Carribbean Immigrants and descendants from runaway Black American slaves) 1 million (3%) language English and some French

Religion – Protestant and Catholic

Music – Rap and Reggae

Sports – Basketball

Religion Protestant and Catholic

Admixture 80% African

Music – Copy American rap and Jamaican reggae and dancehall

Sports Basketball Track and Field Hockey

Average income-$31,000 ( Second Richest in Diaspora)

Better off in Canada or Africa. Canada

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13. AfroPanamanian 1,000,000 (20%- 50% might have Black Heritage)

language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Guinea, Senegambia

Admixture – (48% Mulatto, Pure Black 28%, Zambo 24%

Average income $9,000

Where they live – Colon Province, Panama City, Bocas Del Toro Province

Better off in Panama or Africa. Panama

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Interesting – Richest Spanish speaking Black group (Panama is third richest Latin American country Chile and Uruguay)

Movements for Change – National Center of Panamanian Workers(CNTP)

14. Ecuador 1 million (6%) language Spanish

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Religion-Catholic Christian

Admixture-Unknown high level of mixing

Music

Sports-Soccer

Average income $4,000

Better off in Ecuador or Africa. Africa

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15. Martinique and Guadeloupe 800,000 (90%) language French

Religion Catholic

Admixture 70% African

Music Zouk

Average Income $25,000

Better off in Martinique and Guadeloupe or Africa. Martinique and Guadeloupe

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Interesting facts – Wealthiest French Speaking group

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16. Nicaragua 700,000 (9%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Music  –

Average income $1,700

Better off in Nicaragua or Africa. Africa

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16. Afro Honduran 600,000 (8%)language Spanish

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Religion Catholic

Admixture

Average income 1500

Better off in Honduras or Africa. Africa

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16. Afro Mexican 450000 (.4%)

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16. Black Costa Rican 400000 (7%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic and Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music Reggae

Average income

Better off in Costa Rica

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Interesting Facts – Most AfroCostaRicans live in the Limon Region

17. AfroGuyanese 400000 (47%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture-70-80% Black or African

Music- Soca

Sports-Cricket

Average income-$3,500

Better off in Guyana or Africa. Guyana

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18. AfroSurinamese 300000 (38%) language Dutch

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Religion- Protestant

Place of Origin in Africa – Akan Ghana

Admixture 60% African

Music – Kaseko

Average income – $9,000

Better in Suriname or Africa

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Interesting facts – Largest Dutch speaking group, more Surinamese live in Holland than in the Suriname

19. Afro Uruguayan 300000 (5%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Spanish

Admixture

Music – Candombe

Average in Income – $11,000

Better off in Uruguay or Africa. Disputed

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20. Bahamian 350,000 (90%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo and Yoruba, Mandinke Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire

Admixture 85% African

Average Income $31,000

21. Belizean 260000 language (32%) language English

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Religion Catholic Spanish

Admixture

Music

Average income $4,800

Better of in Belize or Africa. Belize

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21. Barbados 250000 (96%) language English

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Names Barbadian,Bajan

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin in Africa – East and West Nigeria, and Akan Ghana

Admixture 85% African

Music Reggae

Average income $20000

Better off in Barbados or Africa. Barbados

22. French Guiana 250000 language French

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Religion Catholic Christian

Admixture 66% African

Music – Zouk

Sports – Soccer

Average income 20,000

Better off in French Guiana or Africa. French Guiana

24. Dutch Antilles 200000 language Dutch

Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture 70 % Black

Average income – $37,000

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Richest Dutch speaking group

25. Afro Guatemalan 200,000 (2%) language Spanish

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Religion – Catholic

Admixture –

Average income – $3,800

Better off in Guatemala or Africa. Africa

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26. Saint Lucia  175,000  (90%)

Language – English

Religion Protestant

Admixture – 70-80% Black

Average income – $7,7000

27. Afro Argentine 150000 (.37)language Spanish

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Religion – Catholic

Admixture – ?

Music Tango

Average income – ?

Better off in Africa or Argentina. Argentina

Interesting fact- Used to have a high Black population

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28.Saint Vincent 109,000

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Language – English

Religion Protestant

Admixture 60-70%

Music – Reggae

Average income – $6,300

29. Virgin Islander  134,000   (80%)

Language – English

Average salary-$40,000

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music- Reggae

Sports = Cricket

Better of in Africa- Virgin Islands

30. Grenada  105,000  (95%)

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture 85%

Music – Reggae

Sports-Track and Field, Cricket

31. Antigua & Barbuda  90,000

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Music – Reggae

Admixture – ?

Sports – Cricket

Average income – $13,000

Better off in Africa – Antigua and Barbuda

32. Dominica  72,000 (97%)

Language – English

Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music – Reggae

Sports – Cricket

Average income $7,000

33. Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,000

Language English

Religion Protestant

Admixture – ?

Sports – Cricket

Music – Reggae

Sports – ?

Average Income   $14,400

34. Bermuda  65,000

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture – 70%

Sports – Cricket

Music – Reggae

Average income – $84,000

Better off in Bermuda or Africa. Bermuda

Interesting facts – Wealthiest Black people in the Diaspora per capita, 7th Highest IQ in the world at 100

35. Cayman Islands  55,000  60% English

Religion – Protestant

Admixture –

Music – Carribbean Music

Average income – $47,000

Better off in Cayman Islands or Africa

Interesting facts – Only British Colony that has a high percentage of Mixed Race people

36. Afro Bolivian 30,000 (.1) language Spanish

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Religion – Roman Catholic

Admixture – ?

Music Saya

Average income – $2,500

Better off in Bolivia or Africa. Better off in Africa but accustomed to Bolivia

Interesting facts – Country with lowest Black percentage

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Biggest Uncle Toms (Coons) in America

What is a Coon – A Black person who acts dumber than they are, or supposed to be.

 

Criteria

  • Severity of AntiBlack rhetoric and behaviour and putting down Black people simply for the sake of putting down
  • Loyalty to racists
  • Why personal gain

 

Sambo Coon

1. Works against self interests

2. Self hating

3. Selective courage

4. Ignorant stupid and irrational

5. Small minded

6. Cowardly towards racism

  1. James Manning married to Black woman Harlem, New York( However, no unemployed member in church, breakfast program) doesn’t like stop and frisk

 

Offences Against Black Society- Doesn’t really preach biblical message focuses mostly on political and social stuff.

Condones Trayvon Martin’s killing, Calls Black people Hamites, Hates Django, Says slavery was Biblical

 

2. Jesse Lee Patterson not married Los Angeles

 

3. Clarence Thomas married to white woman Washington, DC

net worth $1.8 million

4. Tommy Sotomayor in relationship with White Woman   Atlanta  Los Angeles

Net Worth $1.8 million

Offenses- Hates Black women, Promotes Gender Warring,

5. Stacey Dash – Been married to 4 White men – Los Angeles

Net worth $8 million

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6. Allen West married to Black woman Florida

Net Worth $176,000

7. Larry Elder not married Los Angeles

8. Ward Connerly married to White woman California

9. Shelby Steele married to white woman Chicago

10. Armstrong Williams not married South Carolina Washington, DC

Net Worth $ 50 million

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11. Alan Keyes married to Indian woman Chicago

 

12. Condoleeza Rice not married California

Net Worth $4 million

13. Lee Daniels married to a white man Los Angeles

Net Worth $ 5 million

14. Jason Riley married to White Woman

 

Other Coons

  1. OJ Simpson

  1. ASAP Rocky

2. Charles Barkley

3. Steven A Smith

4. David Clarke

4. Raven Symone

5. Jason Riley

 

Auditioners for Fox News

Peggy Hubbard

Terrence Williams

 

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Profile on the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

It is home to 40 million people,

Largest countries in Caribbean in size and population 5th largest country in North America

  1. Cuba 11.5 million  $6,895  ($82 billion total)

-Home of Castro

– 62% Black

and 37% White

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Many people are mixed.

Race Relations in or the Situation for Blacks is probably the best in Latin America.

– Home of Salsa

– Havana architecture,

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Interesting Facts about Cuba

1. Cuba Spends more of its GDP on education (13%) than any other country in the world, Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world at 99.8%. It wiped out illiteracy in one year in 1961.

The education system is 100% subsidized by the government, meaning that Cuban students at all levels (including University) can attend school for free.  Cuba has the best education system in Latin American and the Caribbean and the only country on the continent to have a high-level teaching faculty.

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2. Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world 1 out of 170 are doctors

Cuba has the highest life expectancy at 79, the lowest HIV prevalence in the Americas (.10) and one of the lowest in the world. As well as the lowest infant mortality rate. Global health issues such as HIV transmission from mother to child, which Cuba has virtually eliminated, and how to prevent the spread of diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. Cuba has also developed a drug to treat diabetic-foot patients, a treatment that has been around since 2007 but has yet to be tested in the U.S.

3. Cuba has the Best Cigars in the world

4. Cuba is the third most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean with 2 million tourists many tourists like to go to Varadero Beach

5. Cuba is home  to Guantanamo Bay

The United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 a year to lease the 45 square miles that the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Cuba has not accepted the payment since 1959.  It’s a good thing that nuclear war never happened, especially if you consider the fact that at its peak, Cuba had a deadly arsenal of 150 nuclear weapons.

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6. Cuba has the lowest crime and murder rate in Latin America and the Caribbean and one of the lowest in the world. Especially since 1980 when Castro encouraged many of the immigrants to immigrate to the United States.

7. Cuba is an isolated country. Only 5% of the population of have internet, and as late as 1997 locals were not permitted to have contact with tourists.The communist government was worried that western ideas and values would infiltrate the country.

8. At least 92% of the population own their own home. The second highest in the world.

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2. Haiti 10.9 million $758  ($9 billion)

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Richest neighborhood – Petionville

Poorest neighborhood – Cite Soleil

– Second country in the Americas to become independent, most successful slave revolt

– Built the largest castle or fort in the Americas or Western Hemisphere. The only country in the Western Hemisphere to have defeated three colonial armies for its independence. The powerful armies of Spain, England and France.

The Independence of Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela was a result of direct monetary and military help from Haiti to Simon Bolivar, the greatest Hispanic military leader of all time. By winning the Vertieres Battle on November 18th 1803, Haiti forced France to sell to the US, it’s Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States of America.Haiti supplied France for over half the wealth it derived from all its other colonies combined in the 18th century.

The Citadel in Cap Hatian is the largest fortress in The Americas

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It is the Most Mountainous Country in the Carribbean

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– Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, More orphans than anywhere in Western Hemisphere, 10% High School Graduation rate, with only 53% literacy rate, 70% Unemployment rate. Even before the 2010 earthquake, only 54% of Haitians had access to sanitation facilities (toilets, indoor plumbing, sewer systems). Less than half had a regular source of safe drinking water. Only One Public University. Haiti has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Western Hemisphere at 2%. One in 50 people are infected. Haiti also has the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[3] After the 2010 earthquake, in little over two years, as of August 2013, it had killed at least 8,231 Haitians and hospitalized hundreds of thousands more while spreading to neighboring countries including the Dominican Republic and Cuba.[4] Since the outbreak began in October 2010, more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease.

Very few Haitians own cars: fewer than 5 out of 1,000. There is no railroad in Haiti. In the cities, people often take communal taxis and colorful public buses called “taptaps.

Most corrupt country in the Western Hemisphere.

Haiti received 13.5 billion dollars in foreign aid after the 2010 earthquake however not much has been done with it.

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Only two firestations in the whole country. Haiti’s entire annual budget is $300 million with 40 percent of it coming from foreign aid, less than that of many small cities in the United States. Since the 1980s, its economy has shrunk steadily.More than 70 different dictators ruled Haiti between 1804-1915.

Haiti’s 1% own 50 percent of the economy

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It is most deforested country in the world.

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– Home of Voodoo

3. Dominican Republic 10.8 million      $5,600  ($62.5 billion total)

– Country with 2nd highest percentage of mixed race people in the world.

– Largest city in the Carribean- Santo Domingo

Standard of living

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Average salary- $352.70 or $4,232.40 (Range $266.61-$444.35)

One bedroom Apartment outside downtown – $251.80 or $3,012.96   (Range$177.74-$333.26)

Richest neighborhood- 1. Los Cazicazgos 2. Piantini, Naco, Alameda, Arroyo Hondo, Bella Vista

Poorest neighborhood-Sabana Perdida, Cristo Rey, Los Minas, Barrio Capitullo,  Simon Bolivar

Oldest Continuously inhabited European Settlement in the New World started in 1496. The city is 520 years old.

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First Place to import Enslaved Black Africans in 1502

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Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic was also the First Place of British Involvement in Slavery

In April 1563,  English slave trader, Sir John Hawkins, brought 400 people he had abducted from Sierra Leone. Hawkins traded his victims with the Spanish for pearls, hides and sugars, some gold. This was the start of British involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade,

Country with second highest rate of mixed race people in the world.

Tallest building in the Carribean Torre Caney 492 feet

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Home to Popular Destinations like

Punta Cuna,

– Most popular tourist destination Puerta Plata,

Casa de Campo

Altos de Chavon

Beaches

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Los Haitises, Semana Peninsula

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Tallest Mountain in the Caribbean Pico Duarte

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Largest Producer of Organic Bananas

One of largest Gold Mines in Western Hemisphere Pueblo Viejo

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Largest Lake in the Caribbean Lake Enriquillo

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-Only city in Carribean with subway system

– Caribeans most popular tourist destination with 5 milllion visitors

– Home of Meringue music and Bachata

– Sends more MLB players than any other country

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4. Puerto Rico 4 million $28,509 ($105 billion)

– Only country in the Carribean that is not majority Black

– Mixture of three races

62% Mulatto or Multiracial, 18% White, 18% Black  and 2% Asian

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Has the largest economy in the Caribbean at $105 billion

Average income – 2,203.50 or $26,442  (Range 1,200.00 3,000.00)

One bedroom outside of downtown- 512.50  or $6,150   (Range 400.00-650.00)

Richest neighborhood- Guaynabo

Poorest neighborhood – La Perla

– Part of the U.S

5. Jamaica 3 million $5,300  ($15.6 billion)

– Home of Bob Marley

Kingston

Average income 842.36 or $10,108.32 (Range $513.98-$1,327.79)

One Bedroom Outside downtown 299.82 or $3,597.(84 (Range $171.33-$513.98)

Richest neighborhood – The Golden Triangle

Poorest neighborhood – Trenchtown, Spanishtown

– Reggae Music

– Rastafarians

– Fastest Runners in the World

– Popular Tourist destinations like

Montego Bay, and Negril

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Dunn River Falls

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The Blue Lagoon

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beauty of Blue Lagoon Jamaica photo– Home to many famous people, Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Colin Powell, Busta Rhymes, Biggie Smalls,Marcus Garvey, Shirley Chisholm,Harry Belafonte, Sean Kingston, Naomi Campbell, Tyson Beckford,

6. Trinidad and Tobago 1.5 million $32,100 ($44 billion)

Richest neighborhood-Westmoorings, Maraval, St. Clair, Goodwood Park, Valsayn

Poorest neighborhood – Laventille, Debe / Scorpion & Haige Streets in Carenage / Anything east of Charlotte Street in the City / Sealots / Beetham

– One of most prosperous Carribean islands

– Home of Calypso, Limbo

One the few Caribbean countries that are not dependant on Tourism

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Beautiful scenery

Home of the Largest Carnival in the Carribean

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-Birthplace of Nicki Minaj

Trinidad and Tobago is considered one of the most educated countries in the World with a literacy rate exceeding 98%. Trinidad spends 15.6% of it gdp on education more than any other country

– Trevor Manuel, Nia Long, Tatiana Ali

7. Martinique and Guadaloupe 900,000 $27,000

-Background of Thierry Henri

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-Franz Fanon

8. The Bahamas 350,000 $35,000  ($11.1 billion)

Richest country in the Caribbean

Nassau

The Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas.

Average income – $3,150.00 or $37,800 (3,000.00-3,300.00)

One bedroom outside of Downtown $630.00 or $7,560  (550.00-740.00)

Richest neighborhood- Paradise Island, Lyford Cay

Poorest neighborhood- Kemp Road and The Grove

9. Barbados 265,000 $25,000

Home of Rihanna

Highest HDI in Carribean

The average life expectancy is 72 years for males and 77 years for females.[1] Barbados and Japan have the highest per capita occurrences of centenarians in the world.[

10. Netherlands Antilles 300,000   $37,000

Only Dutch speaking country in the Caribbean

Most racially diverse countries

In many of these Countries no race makes the majority

Here are the most racially diverse countries in the World.

  1. Suriname –  Size of Plurality 27%

Language – Dutch

 

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2. Trinidad and Tobago

Language – English

 

3. Belize – Black, White, Mestizo, East Indian, Arabic, Oriental

Language – English

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4. Guyana

Language – English

 

5. Colombia   Size of Plurality 49%

49% Mestizo

25% White

22% Black

3% Amerindian

 

6. Reunion Island

50% Creole, 25% Indian, White 22%, Chinese 3%

Language – French

7. US- Size of Plurality  60% White American

Language – English

8. Brazil -Plurality 49%

Language – Portuguese

9. Panama

Language – Spanish

60% Mestizo

20% Black

12% Amerindian

8-10% White

2% Asian

 

10.  Mauritius Size of Plurality 68%

Language-French and English

Indian 68%

Creoles 25%

White 3%

Oriental 3%

 

11. Canada  76%

Language – English and French