Great article that looks at the immigration and influence of black immigrants in the US. The most interesting part is that the Dominican Republic is listed as a major site for the emigration of black immigrants. I wonder if the participants self-reported their race because then that provides better insight to how Dominicans see themselves […]
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Currently reading the book God Loves Haiti, and the fictional President is recounting a story about when he was child and another boy teased him calling him a Dominican spy. The President’s father responded by saying: “Did you punch him and tell him that Dominicans and Haitians don’t exist? It’s one damn island, one country […]
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Experts Fear Dominican Immigration Ruling Could Cause Crisis
The fact that this is appearing in a Jamaican newspaper is evidence enough that stripping Haitian descendants of citizenship and sending them back to Haiti is where they have little to no connection is wrong. This no different than an Apartheid South sending the native South Africans to live on “homelands”.
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt It is here again, we are coming to the end of another year, 2012. This year has been filled with a lot from the death of Trayvon Martin to the Olympics to the Election to this Fiscal Cliff I have to […]
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Finally worked up the courage to tell my doña that my flight is a week from today, hard to believe this time last year I found out I was able to come here, it’s going to be bittersweet to leave. After having to write a proposal for my school to allow me to come this […]
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Soooooo it has been too long but the end of the semester is the same no matter what country you’re in. Bunch of papers, finales, the whole nine except they are all just in another language (easy right -___-). But anyways the last month or so has been an interesting way to end my time […]
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