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Old 01-21-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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Are Haitians and others island countries in the carribbean considered hispanic on the census report?
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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Haiti was established as a French colony. The official languages are French and Haitian Creole. By those standards, Haiti should not be considered a Hispanic country nor its people Hispanics. However, Caribbean nations such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic are considered Hispanic Caribbean.

All of these countries are part of Latin America as they derive from Spanish and French speaking nations whose tongues derived from Latin.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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And here is an interesting fact - if you are trying to get to the U.S. in a boat to escape (whatever) persecution, and you are from Cuba, you can stay here if you reach land. If you are caught at sea they send you back.

If you are Haitian, trying to get to the U.S. in a boat to escape (whatever) persecution, you will be sent back to Haiti either way - if they catch you on the sea, or if you actually make it to shore.

Racism?
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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Hardly. It's more than likely because Cuban immigrants are seeking asylum from a Communist government... it's somewhat understandable that refugees of war-torn, communist, or genocidal situations are often given more consideration than individuals of "better" situations.

Last edited by Amavel; 01-22-2007 at 11:41 PM.. Reason: typo
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