Social cleansing

First eary light in paradise - Punta Cana, Dominican Requblic
Just unthinkable. The Dominican Republican has decided to get rid of as many people of Haitian descent as they can:

In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.

What we are witnessing is one of the largest humanitarian crisis in the western hemisphere, except this one is completely by choice.,/blockquote>

2 thoughts on “Social cleansing

  1. It’s a charade. The offices are overcrowded, understaffed, and the needed paperwork doesn’t exist (many Dominicans of Haitian descent were born in rural areas, since their parents came to work the sugar fields, with midwifes and not in hospitals, and were therefore never issued birth certificates).

    Gee could this be why the Republicans are bent on requiring proof of citizenship to vote?

    Most of us don’t even know that this is one divided island with a history of colonial manipulation that continues to this date.

  2. I wonder how many professional baseball players fall into this category.
    I also wonder why we never seem to hear anything about the Dominican government. Or the governments of any of the other Caribbean island nations, other than Cuba.

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