I am dominican.
NOT all dominicans are campesinos, nor illiterate.
Like in any society there are schooled and not so lucky to be. Upper class, upper middle, middle and low. There are white people there, mix of black and white (generations of it...and not considered mulato in this case since it is not first generation) and black. There are lebanese descent, asian, etc..
Same mix there is in Cuba, Puerto Rico. There are more characteristics in one more than the other but bottom line is the same.
The lower class in countries like ours (that used to be colonies) tend to be darker for obvious reasons. The same happens in Central America and South but instead of black is indigenas. Same logic different race. The mixed always were middle class or at least that is how it started. And do not mean by this that mixed only exists in such.
Whoever is writting definitions about dominicans (whether dominican or not) is not very smart. Dominican indiosincracy is a little bit more complex than the rubbish they are writting here. Some things are true but it does not cover everyone. It does not cover me and people I know.
Maybe you should read a little bit more dominican history, maybe use the internet for better things than embarrass our nation.
It kills me to think that the only famous people any of you can think of is merengueros and baseball players. There are designers, doctors, in as much professionals that have placed the Dominican Republic up high. Obviously you are not interested in these things and that is why...whatever is inside of you(brain)....you will see on the one in front of you.
A Dominican is someone who is a native of the Dominican Republic. They DO NOT hate Puerto Ricans. This is garbage started by teens my age. Not all Dominicans are Campesinos. However, those who come to the United States are mainly from poorer areas. This doesnt only apply to us, EVERY nation in the world has low class citizens. Those from lower classes are usually deprived of education. Dominicans and Hatians are NOT the same thing. They both speak different languages. Second of all, their cultures are different. Blacks and Dominicans are not the same thing either. Yes, many have African ancestry, It doesn’t mean they should consider themselves strictly 'black' with the ancestry they have little intact with. Not all are illegal. Some may be, but not ALL. Not all work at bodegas, Barber shops or become Pro Baseball Players. Why not open a history book and see those who mastered in Medicine or those who attended Medical schools in DR where many go to study an exceptional field in Medicine? The list goes on. Not all have a Ghetto Mentality. Yes unfortunately, there are a number of young kids who end up with wrong groups of people and do wrong mainly to themselves. There are also those who have their mindset geared towards a successful life, too.
Person B: Hey, I'm Melecia, I'm Dominican
Person A: You are?? Do you eat platanos all the time?
Person B: No, do you eat Burgers and Fries all the time?
and they have to make the hardest job some as plumbing, construction work, ect the yougest population use to deal drug and have gansta band but not all are criminal meany work decently also they dress like afroamerican but they just listin reggeton, bachata, merengue and salsa meany have big penis if they are black african decent and if they are not leage with latino decent but you will find meany black or mulatos with small dick product of the mixing between latinos and blacks they are cool but ave some absurdiry thinking.
bill: oh man is jenifer
tom: man but she's black how is she with that boy
bill: man is cause' she's dominican they love white boy
tom: damm they dont love big dick damm they are cool