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I’m mad... i’m really mad...

All my life I’ve lived in the Dominican Republic. I was born here, my parents were born here and all my family lives here.

There something going on in the Dominican Republic that is being misinterpreted by the whole world… The measures taken by the government are not a racial matter.

I saw a tweet that made me write these words and clarify this matter. The tweet said: “how is it possible to denationalise every black person in the Dominican Republic. Why is everything happening all the time?” things like this drive me crazy. How would a country get rid of 3/1 of their population? You, my friend, are out of your mind if you think this is happening because we want to get rid of black people. If that were the government mission, I would be the first one to be against it.

This is happening to the UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS who couldn’t prove they have been living here as long as the law commands to become a Dominican citizen. They’ve had a two year deadline to demonstrate it, but most of them didn’t do it until the last minute, and that’s why you’ve may seen pictures of long lines in front of government buildings.

It’s true, these most of immigrants live under really poor and bad conditions, and sometimes aren’t treated the way they are supposed to be treated, but this situation it’s happening with the Mexicans in the United States, but no one speaks about it because it’s the United States that we are talking here, "the perfect nation”.

We are a poor country. We cannot afford anymore the economic weight of all these undocumented immigrant. That’s why the government took this measurement.

This is a very complicated matter, and has many layers that I won’t dig in, but I just want to clarify, again, IS NOT A RACIAL THING, because first of all, all Dominicans, in some way, are black descendant.

And another thing… Don’t put Trujillo as a reference of what it’s happening. What that motherfucker did back in the day was a racial thing, this is not.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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