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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by upthere22 View Post
as i said thats difference is basically null, as a difference of 3-4% is basically within the margin of error.
the type of immigration is the reason Dominicans are perceived to do more poorly, they send 6-7 billion cash and about 2000 shipping containers of goods to DR every year. if they re-invested that capital in the US, their situation would be much better, but lots of them dont have the interest to do that, they want to return. Haitians do not want to return, therefore they invest more here.
Nope. On average, a Haitian home earns $10,000 more per year than a Dominican home in the U.S. 78% of Haitian immigrants have a high school diploma or higher, while only 65% of Dominicans hold a high school diploma or higher. That’s a 13% difference. In basically every area surveyed, Haitian immigrants were doing better than Dominicans. Don’t try to make excuses. Other immigrant groups manage to do well in the States AND invest back home.
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Originally Posted by upthere22 View Post
* the mulatto Haitian class and the Syrian/Lebanese elite of both side of the island have, historically have been very close. Thats why they move and invest on both sides.
the Trinidadian Lebanese elite has also had a strong relation with the Dominican elite.
That is true with many Arab families. The Syrian families in the DR overwhelmingly arrived to Haiti first and in the XXth century established themselves in the DR. There was some political problem that they faced in Haiti that encourage them to leave and re-settle elsewhere, many choosing in the DR because it was close and more welcoming in that respect.

Lebanese are the majority of Arab families in the DR (Syrian makes up the majority in Haiti). Much less connections with Haiti, but I notice more families straggle both countries than is typical of Dominicans that have been on the island for centuries and regardless of social class. Palestinians is almost exclusively in the DR. The Arab community is much bigger in the DR than in Haiti though. These people arrived in the DR strati g at he end of the XIXth century. Before then there were hardly any Arab families in the country. Generally the Arab community didn't live the most traumatic aspects the DR lived through which lasted decades (invasions, massacres, etc). At times they were discriminated against by the Haitian government and they still made it to the top of society over there, though actively staying outside of politics because for a long time their look was not welcomed in the Haitian electorate.

This building in Santo Domingo is owned and house the Nader family business. Notice what they use as the logo of their building and company. They also have galleries in Santo Domingo's Colonial City and in Petionville in Haiti.

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