man speaking of haitians in dominica this shit crack me up every damn time...de haitian woman good standing up for themselves tho ouiDominicans (from DR) only have "big problems with that" because they deny their African heritage and see Haitians as a glaring reminder of their own Africanness.
Anyhoo, regarding Dominica, I think most immigration is a good thing. Some are skilled some are not. Haitian tailors, barbers and the like bring their much needed skills to the country. For the longest time there has been pretty much 1 barber in all of Portsmouth, Bloaters. He had the capital to open up a 2nd place and he is always busy. You mean to tell me out of all the people Bloaters has hired over the years, one couldn't branch out and set up his own thing?
Haitians come in and do the work, gardening/farming, public works, that Dominicans don't want to do, but complain that the Haitians are taking jobs. It's just like the US. You can't have it both ways. You can't not want to do low wage jobs, but complain that another group is taking jobs away.
With the influx of other creole speaking people, Dominica has also seen a surge in taking even MORE pride in our own Creoleness. I think that is a really positive thing that reinforces Dominica's unique culture, it doesn't take away from it at all.
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