Haiti: An Understanding. Lynda Liburd. Historical Finding Of Haiti. During Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World, he stumbles upon an Island in the Caribbean called Hispaniola. Which is now occupied by Haitians And Dominicans.
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The conflict came when free blacks were being segregated from society. The white colonists used the legislation to block the mulattoes from certain professions, marrying whites, wear European clothing and attending social events where whites were present.
The “affrachis” wanted to be equals to the “blancs” and felt a sense of discrimination.
Although Haiti became the second independent country in the Western Hemisphere, economic disparity shook the country. Unable to provide for itself, Haiti looked for outside support from the United States and the Unites Nations. Today Haiti is one of the most scenic countries, with its mountainous regions and beautiful landscapes hopefully in the future it will become a country for tourists.