Thursday, November 28, 2013

Court ruling discriminates against Dominicans of Haitian descent

Commentary: A call for outrage from the global human rights community against racial discrimination in the Dominican Republic.

SANTA DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — When I traveled in the Dominican Republic just a few weeks ago, I met Daniela. She is a 17-year-old who has lived her entire life in a Dominican batey — a remote, poor town originally developed for Haitian immigrants who came to the Dominican Republic to work as low-wage laborers on sugar plantations.

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