The Dominican Republic Hates Black People, by BAR Columnist Jemima PierreQuicklink submitted by GLloyd Rowsey Permalink
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|The indefatigable Dominic-Haitian activist Sonia Pierre died recently, at age 48, outlived by the deep racism that poisons her homeland's society. 'Anti-Haitianism is deeply embedded in Dominican society and has spawned continued mob attacks and lynchings, as well as other sanctioned acts of violence against Haitians or Black Dominicans assumed to be Haitian.' Dominican national identity is entwined with anti-Blackness and anti-Haitianess -- which are the same thing. 'To be Dominican, then, was to be Hispanic and Catholic, and anything but Black.'|
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