For as proud as I am to be DOMINICAN and I AM proud. Let us remember that this Dia de Independencia that we celebrate is a day of independence from Haiti, not Spain.
Why are we even celebrating?
We don’t celebrate our freedom from our colonizer, yet we celebrate our freedom from other exploited peoples??? *scratches head.
My desire for this 27 de febrero is that we open our minds and hearts, truly love our neighbor, correct the laws in the Dominican Republic that have left many Dominican born Haitians stateless.
I believe as a Dominican woman that what runs through our veins is more love for people than hate.
It’s important that we understand who benefits from people of color hating one another. It’s important that we have dialogue. It’s important that we begin to question what is the truth?
For example, who are the Vicini’s and why do they own some of the most powerful corporation’s in la Republica? They control our sugar industry, our media radio and newspapers. They are the ones who are bringing over 30,000 Haitians to DR to work as slaves yearly. And WE are turning our faces to the terrible mistreatment of humans.
We can no longer hide behind the comforts of ignorance. The answers are out there. And the solutions ARE coming.
And may we all stop buying SUGAR!!!
Feliz día de independencia Dominicana.
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