Most Haitians are dark skinned Africans

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Laury

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#1 Jun 4, 2011
Why do Haitian people get mad when people make the correct assumption that a large percentage of the Haitian population is dark skinned? I have been to many parts of Haiti and it is true! Now are all Haitians dark skinned? No! We have medium and light skinned Haitians, whites and mulattos but truthfully speaking they are a minority and MOST Haitians are dark skinned blacks. Why is that bad? I never see Swedish people get mad when people say a large population of Swedish (not all) has blonde hair and blue eyes. Why get mad when people think a large population of Haiti (not all) are dark complected blacks?
francois

Port-au-prince, Haiti

#2 Jun 5, 2011
im white
Laury

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#3 Jun 5, 2011
As stated in the post, youre still a very small minority. So whats your point?
The man

Hackettstown, NJ

#4 Jun 5, 2011
Cause they are ignorant instead of worring about how to start rebuilding the country that's what the Haitian people should be talking about
thispersonisntha itian

Hightstown, NJ

#5 Jun 6, 2011
ignore
Eleazar

New York, NY

#6 Jun 6, 2011
I blame the Catholic and Chritian churches for the brain wash.
Marie

Avon Park, FL

#7 Jun 6, 2011
can we all just get alone, the best thing my Haitian people need to do is to accept Christ as their Savior instead of worrying about what color we are, peace! much love.
Laury

Boynton Beach, FL

#8 Jun 6, 2011
This is not about getting along or disliking people based on color..I love everyone and I'm a believer of Christ but I'm talking about the defensiveness I've noticed a lot of Haitians get when people make the CORRECT ASSUMPTION that most of Haiti consists of dark complected people of african descent. Why get defensive???? Its true and there is nothing wrong with that. They keep trying to push this notion like "oh we have white and this and that mixed in us and we have lots of white, arab and mulatto and light skinned haitians". Yes I know they do exists but again they are a small minority in comparison with the dark skin black people. And like I said before this is nothing to be ashamed of. Swedish or German people do not get upset when people say a large population of their countries have blonde hair and blue eyes. They never jump up and say "hey we have black people and this and that"...I'm sure they do have black people and non blondes in this country but they do not become defensive when people say that most of their population is blonde. Why do so many haitians get defended when people say the likewise (dark skinned blacks). We are all beautiful people. I am a light skinned/caramel Haitian and when people say that MOST (not all) of Haitis population is dark skinned black people I look at them proudly and say "this is true". If they say ALL of Haitis population is dark I will correct them (because its unfair to the few non black or non dark haitians to not get recognized as Haitians). We shouldnt be ashamed of who we are.
The Man AA

Hackettstown, NJ

#9 Jun 6, 2011
Come on people why don't talk about what's best for the country in this in this situation that the country is in, we are waistin time when we can talk about something more creative
Laury

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Jun 6, 2011
I'm sure there are many threads about that on here and around the internet. I talk about that many times a week. But you know what this has as much to do about whats best for our country as much as the typical haitian conversation/arguments about politics (if thats what youre thinking). If we want to grow as a country we must change our pysche for the better and that starts with loving ourselves (mostly dark blacks). Lets not pretend like this isnt a big problem in Haiti. When I went there omg I have never seen so much self hatred in my life. Just constant putting down of dark skin black Haitians, they were even putting themselves down. On top of putting themselves down I heard so many glorification of the "blan or grimo/grimel". My dark skin cousin bleaches her skin and this is not a unique case. What does that tell you? Do you still think this is not as much of a problem? I will say it again before we can grown as a country we must start with loving ourselves in the most basic forms. This mass self hatred IS A PROBLEM okat The Man AA?
DR man

Hackettstown, NJ

#11 Jun 6, 2011
I agree with Laury 100%.

Since: May 11

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jun 7, 2011
Laury - Key word "pysche"..We must change the way we THINK, the way we operate as a nation. One good thing that we DO have is patriotism and we must use that in a POSSITIve matter towards PROGRESS. I'm optimistic with our new President way of thinking and the POSSIBILITY of change and education. Lets all believe that WE as nation can indeed CHANAGE. As Maya Angelo said "WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, YOU DO BETTER"...
Bilmer

Memphis, TN

#13 Jun 17, 2011
You want them to be light-skinned? There is only one way to do that-mixing of race (miscegenation). Maybe skinbleaching. But climate coldness or hotness doesn't has any effect on pure-blooded black. Haitians are blacks because they don't mix alot with lighter skinned races such as whites, indians, asians, etc. Black americans are getting lighter every generation. eventually they will end up mixed race, which will look different from pure-blood race. They may end up looking like Ethiopians, Eriterians, or Somalis.
Laury

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#14 Jun 17, 2011
Who said anything about wanting them to be light skinned???
Bilmer

Memphis, TN

#15 Jun 19, 2011
Laury wrote:
Why do Haitian people get mad when people make the correct assumption that a large percentage of the Haitian population is dark skinned? I have been to many parts of Haiti and it is true! Now are all Haitians dark skinned? No! We have medium and light skinned Haitians, whites and mulattos but truthfully speaking they are a minority and MOST Haitians are dark skinned blacks. Why is that bad? I never see Swedish people get mad when people say a large population of Swedish (not all) has blonde hair and blue eyes. Why get mad when people think a large population of Haiti (not all) are dark complected blacks?
It depend on how you ask them. Instead of saying Haitians are dark-skinned, you should say that they are pure-blooded because there is nothing called light-skinned black. Black is black unless you mix their blood with other lighter races. Pure-blooded black has 0.0000% gene of other races. Naturally, they have black complexion. If you want real contrast about Swedish having blonde hair blue eyes, you should also say Haitians have black hair and black eyes. Then, the will not get offended. If you say that most haitians are dark-skinned, you can also say that most Swedish are light-skinned. The opposite of light is dark and the opposite of black is white. Learn to use those who together when contrasting people or things.
Bilmer

Memphis, TN

#16 Jun 19, 2011
Laury wrote:
This is not about getting along or disliking people based on color..I love everyone and I'm a believer of Christ but I'm talking about the defensiveness I've noticed a lot of Haitians get when people make the CORRECT ASSUMPTION that most of Haiti consists of dark complected people of african descent. Why get defensive???? Its true and there is nothing wrong with that. They keep trying to push this notion like "oh we have white and this and that mixed in us and we have lots of white, arab and mulatto and light skinned haitians". Yes I know they do exists but again they are a small minority in comparison with the dark skin black people. And like I said before this is nothing to be ashamed of. Swedish or German people do not get upset when people say a large population of their countries have blonde hair and blue eyes. They never jump up and say "hey we have black people and this and that"...I'm sure they do have black people and non blondes in this country but they do not become defensive when people say that most of their population is blonde. Why do so many haitians get defended when people say the likewise (dark skinned blacks). We are all beautiful people. I am a light skinned/caramel Haitian and when people say that MOST (not all) of Haitis population is dark skinned black people I look at them proudly and say "this is true". If they say ALL of Haitis population is dark I will correct them (because its unfair to the few non black or non dark haitians to not get recognized as Haitians). We shouldnt be ashamed of who we are.
You should also know why Black Americans went from being called Negroes to African Americans. There is difference between being called dark-skinned and blonde-blue-eyed. The former is degraded whereas the later is esteemed. If there is high regard for being dark-skinned, they will not be ashamed of it. The fact is dark-skinned is abusive term in the West. That is why Black Americans have been changed into African Americans to have some respect.
Laury

Boynton Beach, FL

#17 Jun 22, 2011
Its only a degradful term because it was made that way. Because people associate it with ugly and negative but this is not true at all. Its a decriptive term. I can say most swedes have fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. And say most haitians have dark skin, black hair and black/dark brown eyes and people will still pick out the negative where there is none (atleast when I say it I do not mean it in a negative manner).
Raul

Hackettstown, NJ

#18 Jul 10, 2011
what's up laury
Raul

Hackettstown, NJ

#19 Jul 10, 2011
yeah they get mad but they shouldn't.
mandinga

Hackettstown, NJ

#20 Jul 11, 2011
i'm african pure black but for some reason haitians are the blackest people i have seen in my whooole life i don't know why.if they come african should be blacker than a telephone.

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