Why do some Jamaicans,Haitians,and Bahamians dont get along?

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Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#3 Oct 17, 2010
I've heard about the Jamaican vs Haitian thing. I also heard about how Haitians are treated in the Bahamas. There is also some tension between other islands too.

Unfortunately, there is some ignorance between Caribbean people. I find that the level of ignorance gets a lot worse/more intense when dealing with Caribbeans who are narrow minded and uneducated. In order to unite, people need to be more educated and open minded. When you think about it, yes, we have our differences, but not enough to be fighting over nationality and culture.

Since: Oct 09

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#4 Oct 17, 2010
I am a black american but I would have never guessed that those people don't get along. When I lived in NYC the carribbeans and black americans all seem to get along fine. And yes you all should unite because there is no need to fight.

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Since: Oct 10

United States

#5 Oct 17, 2010
This blogger is lying. I'm haitian and I've never heard of such thing. Where do you get this?

Down here in Miami, FL we get along very well. And most of us all live here. So, I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Jeremy727

Brandon, FL

#6 Oct 17, 2010
Well you forgot to add African American to the list. I'm black and in our side of the city the southside with about 75,000 blacks there is slot of jamaican people stay down here and it seem to rise. And us AA people don't like it and hate Jamaican they need to take there loud mouth black ugly ass back to were they came from with they retarded ass and that stupid annoying broken ass english. I wish they drop dead.
Jeremy727

Brandon, FL

#7 Oct 17, 2010
Take y'all ass back to them dumb ass island where y'all from. Black Americans don't like y'all and why is y'all here. And y'all try to buddy up with us. Go get a life cuz blackbamericans don't claim y'all and never will. I'm glad I'm mixed with black/white/indian and I got proof. I hope a earthquack killvall y'all people

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#9 Oct 17, 2010
knabonbagay wrote:
This blogger is lying. I'm haitian and I've never heard of such thing. Where do you get this?
Down here in Miami, FL we get along very well. And most of us all live here. So, I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Unfortunately, he isn't. My family in NYC has told me about the tension there was/is between Caribbean people. I've seen some tension here in Toronto too. The thing is, it's no where near as bad as the tension between other groups. People have stereotypes but most aren't going to hate someone just because of where they are from. A lot of my friends/acquaintances are from different islands (including Jamaica and Haiti).

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#10 Oct 17, 2010
Jeremy727 wrote:
Well you forgot to add African American to the list. I'm black and in our side of the city the southside with about 75,000 blacks there is slot of jamaican people stay down here and it seem to rise. And us AA people don't like it and hate Jamaican they need to take there loud mouth black ugly ass back to were they came from with they retarded ass and that stupid annoying broken ass english. I wish they drop dead.
Jeremy727 wrote:
Take y'all ass back to them dumb ass island where y'all from. Black Americans don't like y'all and why is y'all here. And y'all try to buddy up with us. Go get a life cuz blackbamericans don't claim y'all and never will. I'm glad I'm mixed with black/white/indian and I got proof. I hope a earthquack killvall y'all people
English and French Caribbean Americans are said to make up 1% of America's population, if even so much. It is amazing that a population that small can make you PMS like this. Take your pills so you can balance yourself.
Jamaican Queen

White Plains, NY

#14 Oct 18, 2010
I witnessed some of this to. But I mostly seen Jamaicans not getting along with Bahamians. One time 2 Bahamians jumped a Jamaican.

This fighting needs to stop.

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#16 Oct 18, 2010
KINGofALLblackPeople99 wrote:
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So true brother. In the Bahamas it is worse. And I've never knew they were trested like that. Until some one told me and then I looked it up.
I've read up on that as well. Sadly, Haitians are facing the same discrimination a lot of immigrants face when they go to other countries. Worse that the recession hit and tourism is down, ignorance is breeding more ignorance. The Caribbean needs to develop a more supportive mentality for one another. Also, there needs to be more respect.

When one Caribbean person immigrates to another nation they should get respected as an equal but they should also respect the country they live in. Sadly, that doesn't always happen and tension develops.

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#17 Oct 18, 2010
Jamaican Queen wrote:
I witnessed some of this to. But I mostly seen Jamaicans not getting along with Bahamians. One time 2 Bahamians jumped a Jamaican.
This fighting needs to stop.
Wow. I didn't know that Jamaicans and Bahamians had problems with each other. I guess the Caribbean has a way to go to get this stuff sorted out.

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#19 Oct 18, 2010
KINGofALLblackPeople99 wrote:
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People talk about black unity. But we are a long way from unity. I at one time seen black unity almost as a joke.
I think we have to be realistic about what we call unity.

Put it like this, in Canada, you have whites from many different nations. Some of them are very open to mixing and intermarrying with other whites while some groups are closed off. Still, I would say that whites in Canada for the most part are united and the reason why is because, while they have their differences, they are perfectly able to build civil and productive relationships with each other. A white Canadian may not care enough about a Russian to learn about their history in detail but they are respectful amicable enough to be civil.

I don't see why blacks wouldn't be able to do this. If we want to, we can. No one is stopping black unity but individual blacks looking to see it not work.
Charles

Jacksonville, FL

#23 Oct 26, 2010
Jeremy727 wrote:
Well you forgot to add African American to the list. I'm black and in our side of the city the southside with about 75,000 blacks there is slot of jamaican people stay down here and it seem to rise. And us AA people don't like it and hate Jamaican they need to take there loud mouth black ugly ass back to were they came from with they retarded ass and that stupid annoying broken ass english. I wish they drop dead.
say it to face,and wish they'll be all on you ready to torture you scary black americans plus Jamaicans got more heart than you black american people one they ancestors freed from slavery ya'll ancestors didn't free thats why ya'll minds a affected by slavery from years ago so you black americans can't talk bad about nobody ya'll afraid of the system here in America Jamaicans,and Haitian boys got more heart than you boys will ever have ya'll boys are pitiful,and sad you call yourself Africans no way.We respect the Africans from Africa more than we respect you black folks cause ya'll go against your own people the most if you think about it black folks in America kill each other more than any other race of people thats why the white man stay running America cause ya'll don't know how to stick together to do nothing ya'll just talk bad about everybody out there loser + slave man
Blacks Are Blessed

Nassau, Bahamas

#24 Oct 26, 2010
KINGofALLblackPeople99 wrote:
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So true brother. In the Bahamas it is worse. And I've never knew they were trested like that. Until some one told me and then I looked it up.
actually in the bahamas we treat the haitians way better than others in the caribbean. there is tension between us because of cultural differences. when you get a shipload of haitians (like 200+)coming at one time just about every week or so and they are taking advantages of our services(health,education, social) then you will have problems. the bahamas just cant absorb the amount of illegals coming in. the bahamas population 350,000. haiti's population 9,000,000+. do the math! out of that population in the bahamas 60,000+ are haitians or haitian/bahamians. with the amount of haitians coming into the bahamas a week in about 20 yrs the bahamas will be an extension of haiti.

Since: Nov 08

Toronto, Canada

#26 Oct 26, 2010
Charles wrote:
<quoted text> say it to face,and wish they'll be all on you ready to torture you scary black americans plus Jamaicans got more heart than you black american people one they ancestors freed from slavery ya'll ancestors didn't free thats why ya'll minds a affected by slavery from years ago so you black americans can't talk bad about nobody ya'll afraid of the system here in America Jamaicans,and Haitian boys got more heart than you boys will ever have ya'll boys are pitiful,and sad you call yourself Africans no way.We respect the Africans from Africa more than we respect you black folks cause ya'll go against your own people the most if you think about it black folks in America kill each other more than any other race of people thats why the white man stay running America cause ya'll don't know how to stick together to do nothing ya'll just talk bad about everybody out there loser + slave man
Hold up man. Jeremy727 is just some bitter loser and is not a good representation of AAs. Also, without the struggles of AAs, you would not be living comfortably in the U.S. AAs have just as much heart as everyone else and several AAs do not go against other blacks.

You guys need to get off this AA vs Caribbean foolishness. It is a useless battle.
youll thank me later

Westville, IN

#27 Oct 26, 2010
They dont get along cause their black. Black people dont even like black people.
solo lolo

Carrollton, GA

#29 Nov 4, 2010
Jeremy727 wrote:
Well you forgot to add African American to the list. I'm black and in our side of the city the southside with about 75,000 blacks there is slot of jamaican people stay down here and it seem to rise. And us AA people don't like it and hate Jamaican they need to take there loud mouth black ugly ass back to were they came from with they retarded ass and that stupid annoying broken ass english. I wish they drop dead.
ur definitely wrong cuz i'm haitian born and i lived in ny and georgia and there has always been problem between haitians and jamaicans, nothing serious but it was always about who was better or who had the most famous ppl, or pride. IDK about the whole bahamian thing, i've never met one.
nassauroyale

La Puente, CA

#30 Nov 20, 2010
I'm from nassau and the whole JA vs BA and Haiti been going on for a long time.. from my granny time.. its really silly. I love all my fellow islanders no matter where you stay.. as Bob say ONE LOVE.
Keemi

Norcross, GA

#31 Jan 1, 2011
Charles wrote:
<quoted text> say it to face,and wish they'll be all on you ready to torture you scary black americans plus Jamaicans got more heart than you black american people one they ancestors freed from slavery ya'll ancestors didn't free thats why ya'll minds a affected by slavery from years ago so you black americans can't talk bad about nobody ya'll afraid of the system here in America Jamaicans,and Haitian boys got more heart than you boys will ever have ya'll boys are pitiful,and sad you call yourself Africans no way.We respect the Africans from Africa more than we respect you black folks cause ya'll go against your own people the most if you think about it black folks in America kill each other more than any other race of people thats why the white man stay running America cause ya'll don't know how to stick together to do nothing ya'll just talk bad about everybody out there loser + slave man
yuh is so rite but im bahamian in yuh rite but sum of us mite not get along but most of all we definitly cant stand eez black americans cause dey een is give respect twe africa we is respect wea we came 4rum
JamaicanBeauty

Miami, FL

#32 Jan 20, 2011
"Well you forgot to add African American to the list. I'm black and in our side of the city the southside with about 75,000 blacks there is slot of jamaican people stay down here and it seem to rise. And us AA people don't like it and hate Jamaican they need to take there loud mouth black ugly ass back to were they came from with they retarded ass and that stupid annoying broken ass english. I wish they drop dead."

Dont u ever disrespect my people like that! Are you stupid? You're African-American but yet you call us black...dumb ass! Your so damn ignorant for wishing something like that! I am AA and Jamaican and bitch I wanna see you kick a Jamaican's ass! I know for a fact that im not ugly, and im not retarded either...And don't be mad because your so damn stupid and you can't figure out what we are saying...maybe we don't want you to know! NOW GO SUCK OUT YU MUMMA!! SO DAMN STUPID AND IDIOTIC FOR HATING ANY COUNTRY!

“~Belle et ReBelle ~”

Since: Oct 08

NYC

#33 Apr 1, 2011
Keemi wrote:
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yuh is so rite but im bahamian in yuh rite but sum of us mite not get along but most of all we definitly cant stand eez black americans cause dey een is give respect twe africa we is respect wea we came 4rum
now come on, you know you dont speak for all caribbean people, plenty of us don't feel that way,why go start ww3 with that, and if u want to take it further, caribbean and africans dont really see eye to eye on alot

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