For a group of young Dominicans and Haitians based in New York, the Black Lives Matter movement transcends borders. In the wake of the killing of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, and the subsequent deadline for mass deportations of the Haitian descended population from the Dominican Republic, their cause is clear: Black Lives Matter everywhere. Recently, these young people took their message to the streets of the most densely populated Dominican neighborhoods in New York City. They marched in protest of what they believe is the decades-long mistreatment of dark-skinned people on the island.
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Great job Gabriela! I am very proud of you
THANKS for giving me news I would have otherwise not known! Job well done
This isn’t a dark skinned or black issue. This is deportation issue. Dominicans are not white!
Why they are not enforcing it against others illegal immigrants (Chinese, Arabs etc or light skin haitians)
@ Ramona Vicenty, It is true that the great majority of Dominicans are not White, but most of them want to be anything by Black, or even part-black. As you should know, beginning with acceptance of the notions that the people of DR Spanish and Catholic whereas Haitians were African and followers of Vodun (Vodou), the national identification has anti-Haitianism (against anything Haitian). It is a deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent in a process that also uses them as scapegoats and diversion to the exploitation of most Dominican workers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3aTEGCxsw0#t=241 #DominicanRepublic #indiejourno project #J17 #HumanRights
So proud of your accomplishments Gabriela.
Most Dominicans are not white as you pointed out. However, in the Dominican Republic there is a bias against darker skinned individuals. Unfortunately, Haitians are a target as a result of this bias. In the late 1980s Illegal Haitians were captured and forced to work cane fields for no pay. I don’t know if it still happens today. Does this sound familiar? We call it slavery.