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Introduction

Philippe Zacaïr and Catherine Reinhardt

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034614
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter gives an account of anti-Haitianism which spread across the Caribbean basin. Special attention is given to the condition of Haitian immigrants residing in the Caribbean states such as the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana. The chapter also explores the steps taken by antiracist and human rights organizations to bring justice to these Haitian immigrants. Racial characteristics of Haitian migrants, Intra-Caribbean relationships, and Haitian history and diasporas, all are explored briefly to understand the reason behind the clashes between Hiatian migrants and host societies.

Keywords: anti-Haitianism; Caribbean basin; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haitian migrants; intra-Caribbean relationships; Haitian history; diaspora

Chapter.  3812 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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