Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Local Dominican Leaders Threatened for Denouncing DR Law

Local community leaders are bringing the debate about the DR crisis closer to home; influential Dominican Americans in Boston face tremendous backlash for speaking out about the DR’s controversial policies. Writer and MIT professor Junot Diaz, vice mayor of Cambridge Dennis Benzan and restaurant owner Hector Piña have been deemed traitors by some, receiving threats to their careers and physical safety after a Boston TV host posted a picture of the three men. The intense criticism of these individuals captures the contention surrounding the DR’s citizenship laws and possible deportations, both on the island of Hispaniola and among local diaspora communities. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full article. In local Dominican community, debate on racism boiling Maria Sacchetti, The Boston Globe July 27, 2015 They are among the pillars of the Dominican community in Massachusetts: […]

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