Wow, i never knew there were so many Haitians on this site!
No jk, i am haitian too, but in 7th grade, my mother told me about my ethnicity for a project. Apparently, my great grandfather was Cuban on my Grandfather's side and on my maternal grandmother's side, she's mixed with something, i don't remember exactly. On my fathers side, my grandfather is also mixed but he has Alzheimer's. So he doesn't remember. By the end of the year, when the project is due, 3 people come up to me and say, "But i thought you were Asian." That really shocked me. I mean, i don't think i have the physical attributes of Asians. Why would they say so?
And in 6th grade, i remember this girl asked me, is your hair naturally curly?
What is that supposed to mean?
I know now but seriously?
I know what you mean by Dominicans belittling Haitians. I mean many Dominicans have Haitian backgrounds, i mean you share an island. But they don't acknowledge that.