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    My daddy's people are from the Bahamas. There is even anti-haitian sentiment there.

    One of my aunts enjoys trolling the family and one day (I was about 14 or 15 at the time) said something about one of her grandparents being Haitian and my grandmother reacted very badly to the statement. It's always stuck with me to this day, considering that US policy has always been "Cubans can say, but send the Haitians' black asses back." Bahamian immigrants came in a number of pulses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to Florida and they weren't all that well received either, if they weren't white.

    Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility- mperiousRex.

    by terrypinder on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 09:21:31 AM PDT

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