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San Miguel

I’m presenting tomorrow on lo’ palo and really hope everyone is open minded. I am aware of the negative connotations any religion besides Christianity holds not only in the US but even in Dominican Republic (I will talk a bit … Continue reading

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Lo’ Palo

I completely changed my paper and am SO happy I did. I’ve been writing about Dominican migration for the entire semester for 290 and decided to write about something that I can learn more about and love, music. In particular, … Continue reading

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Junot Diaz Talks Citizenship, Education & Immigration On The Colbert Report

http://www.uptowncollective.com/2013/03/27/junot-diaz-talks-citizenship-education-immigration-on-the-colbert-report/

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note to self: sit down with all the research this weekend and take a good look at what you have. I’m started to feel lost from the original research idea and really need to “settle down” with the research I … Continue reading

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Interview with Hilda Fournier

Here is the transcript for my ¬†interview with Dominican-American student Hilda Fournier. We spoke about issues concerning Dominican identity, compared and contrasted “Dominican-ness” in New York City to Dominican Republic, and she shared her own views on what it means … Continue reading

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“Your identity changes when people perceive you differently.”

Today our group discussed Judith Butler’s piece Gender & Sexuality. It was sort of an extended version of our class discussion on Thursday. We started off speaking about how we felt about the articles. Tina said she felt it was … Continue reading

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Junot Diaz on issues faced by first & second generation Dominicans

Junot Diaz video link This video can potentially be helpful for my paper because Junot Diaz is very well-known for his bluntness towards admitting issues he faced as a Dominican immigrant and that is exactly what I want to write … Continue reading

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Taking a bite of Steak & Chips!

The final essay in ‘Mythologies’ written by Roland Barthes breaks down the concept of “mythology”, what is the true meaning and how myths have historical significance in France. In this essay Barthe lays out what we like to call an¬†equation … Continue reading

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