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Old 04-20-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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here is a documentary on Haitians of European and middle eastern heritage Haiti.
it goes into the history of some different migrations within Haiti.

are there any expats who have been to Haiti or living in Haiti who find it hard to become part of Haitian society and culture?

link to documentary- white Haitians/bi racial Haitians/Forgotten faces (Part 1) - YouTube

 
Old 04-21-2012, 04:06 AM
 
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Interesting.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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here is a documentary on Haitians of European and middle eastern heritage Haiti.
it goes into the history of some different migrations within Haiti.

are there any expats who have been to Haiti or living in Haiti who find it hard to become part of Haitian society and culture?

link to documentary- white Haitians/bi racial Haitians/Forgotten faces (Part 1) - YouTube
I've seen the documentary a few times. It's quite interesting.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Interesting.
i found some points in the program interesting as well. it seems hard to convince most people including Haitians that there are Haitians of non african heritage
 
Old 04-22-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I met one white Haitian in Miami, he was Lebanese.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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I met one white Haitian in Miami, he was Lebanese.
Yes many people within the middle eastern Haitian community have migrated to south florida as most Haitians do others have moved to New york state and i hard of a few in the New England region like Massachusetts even NH.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Many of the auto dealerships in Haiti are owned by Syrian/Lebanese Christians whose families came over early in the twentieth century.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Many of the auto dealerships in Haiti are owned by Syrian/Lebanese Christians whose families came over early in the twentieth century.
yeah the documentary goes into that a little. many of the first middle eastern migrants came to Haiti for religious freedom under the ottoman empire.
many christian middle eastern families just wanted to be able to have their religious and cultural freedom and Haiti allowed that and offered much opurtunnity being there were so few business in the country.
this gave them a chance to start new businesses on a small budget.
the christian middle eastern migration to Haiti has not stopped.
there are still Lebanese moving in and becoming citizens.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Some Polish legionnaires were sent to Haiti by Napoleon to fight off the slave rebellion that would be known as the Haitian Revolution. Some of the Polish legionnaires deserted Napoleon and fought on the side of the slaves. Some stayed and mixed with the Black population.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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Some Polish legionnaires were sent to Haiti by Napoleon to fight off the slave rebellion that would be known as the Haitian Revolution. Some of the Polish legionnaires deserted Napoleon and fought on the side of the slaves. Some stayed and mixed with the Black population.
there is a documentary about them and polish photograpaher went to the region where their descendants live and did a photo journalism project on their direct descendants. there are a few of them that could almost pass for polish.
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