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Black vs White is not a story only seen in the United States of America It is a problem which has and still continues to plague many sections of the world This problem in many instances goes beyond a stereotypical belief that the battle is fought due to cultural differences What does this mean Factors which unite such as religion culture and political beliefs play no actual part in unity in this scenario Cultural differences do play a certain part but does not take center stage Now what happens when you add a third color in there In the United States people of color are many times classified as a group minorities In other countries colors play parts rather than a stringent line of division A country which can bring this problem into a closer scrutiny is the Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a small country which shares an island in the Caribbean with Haiti 95 percent of the Dominican Republic is Roman Catholic the other five is made up of Santeria Episcopal and Voodoo Three color groups which people fall into in the Dominican Republic are white tan and black The book La Presencia Negra en SantoDomingo by Carlos Andujar Persinal gives accounts about certain incidents customs and beliefs that cause rifts among the different color groups in the Dominican Republic According to this reading the hierarchy that exists due to color consists of the whites on top followed by the tan and at the bottom the blacks In the Dominican Republic white Dominicans control 735 percent of the country while the tan control just a bit more than the blacks If religion most political views and culture are very similar what causes this dilemma In Perfil de Dos Naciones en la Espanola by Jean Ghasmann Bissainthe this same question is presented Small groups from the color groups were asked to give their opinions on the other groups The answers
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