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These Women Share How They’re Healing From Haitian-Dominican Conflict

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When it comes to headlines surrounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic, they often center the countries’ long-standing conflict. Though they’re neighboring nations that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and a history of colonialism and slavery, their unresolved past is...
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Why We Need To Stop Referring To Afro-Latinxs as ‘Other Latinxs’

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Being Black in a Latinx space is by design an othering experience. Just how melaninated you are, or tight and course your curls are, will determine which questions get funneled your way. As an adult, I now know these attempts...
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What It Means To Be a Black Latina in Higher Education

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I have been asserting my blackness since I can remember. Growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico, my curls —“pelo malo,”as friends called it—betrayed my family’s attempts to claim whiteness by invoking our Spanish great grandfather. Why would my...

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