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What we see depends on the angle we are standing.

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) will see on the one in front of you.
How to erradicate ignorance about dominicans
door Rectificadora 2 november 2006
*Someone who comes from the east side of the island of Hispanola (the Dominican Republic)
*Contrary to popular belief, Dominicans do not want to be Puerto Rican infact there is some type of hatred between the two races
*If you are a light skinned Dominican be ready to be confused by another race
*Most of the ones from NY come from villages or towns and think they are the best and give bad names to other Dominicans that come from their towns and are successful
*They like platanos, salami, rice, beans, spaghetti, mushrooms, butter toast, chicken (alot), guayava, chinola, and that durian looking fruit that does not stink and tastes sweet, and pomegranates too
*We talk really fast (I'm Dominican in case you didn't get that)
*Women own estiticas aka hair salons
*Coño is a commonly used word in the Dominican vocabulary
*Like with any other race you have the cool people and the assholes who think they are gangster and what not
*Can sometimes be confused with Filipino (believe me I know)
*rrrrrroll r's alot
*Not all Dominicans are dark skinned
*If born in the Dominican Republic they will remember watching "DBZ" and "Ranma 1/2" on TV and the one of all time "Caballeros del Zodiaco"
P1: Why don't you like Puerto Rican people?
Dominican: Because they don't say coño

Dominican: Hi my name is Lizbeth and I'm from the DR
P1: Really I thought you were Filipino
P2: yeah i thought you were black and white
P3: Do you eat salami and Plantains?
door sopaleich4 21 januari 2009
A Dominican is one whose heritage is traced to the Dominican Republic (disambiguation between dominican from the Dominican Republic and the island of Dominica). Dominicans occupy a little more than half of the island of la Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Their culture is one mixed with Spanish, Taino and some fragmented African traditions and genealogies. In the US, Dominicans are known for excelling in the sport of baseball. Dominicans are also widely known for their skill in hair styling and distribution of effective hair and aesthetic products. Women from the Dominican Republic are also among the world's most beautiful and exotic. Some Dominican trademarks include merengue (as well as dominican reggaeton artists), highly acclaimed beer Presidente, high-grade beverage Mamajuana, Mangu (plantain dish), an officially established territory occupying a big part of Manhattan (NY), known as Washington Heights (a.k.a "lo platano').
Generally, dominicans are viewed as very friendly people who are very proud of their culture. Often misconceptions have revolved around dominicans wanting to be puerto rican. As of early, this myth has been debunked. Studies have shown that while Puerto Rico has been better off economically, most Dominicans 'lost respect' for their cousin country for giving up its independence as a latin country to the US and thus becoming a commonwealth. Being ridiculed for this, Puerto Ricans have harbored feelings of resentment against dominicans and defend themselves by saying that dominicans want to be like them. Other surveys concluded that Dominicans take pride in their language and culture, while an alarming percentage of boricuas hardly speak spanish or not at all. Overall, the dominican/rican rivalry has not been ongoing for long, but it is a rather recent enmity ignited by foreign policy.
Dominicans are skilled in music (as well as Cubans and Puerto Ricans)
"Yo, check out that group of people over there havin fun, lookin beautiful and eating plantains...who are they?"

"Aah, my friend...they are Dominicans"
door AtlasGuy 8 april 2009
The loudest race on Earth they scream at each other even if their 2 inches away from each other. Their big mouths and they talk about their sisters and brothers if they are large families. They love eating platanos con salami. I know this because i am 100% Dominican. we took over Washington heights and it is referred to plantano heights. We fight a lot and we kick asses all the time so DO NOT MESS WITH US! ive seen it happen and Dominicans Dont Play was formed. not a pretty picture by the way. They use the word cono a lot and the kids who go to school usually talk mad shit bout others in spanish and use bad words in Spanish at the same time.
Dominicans are fucking awesome so dont hate bitches!!!
door dominicanbabe100% 17 oktober 2009
Ok, some of these definitions come off as being very moronic. Let me first address that I am proud of my culture, but these definitions just scream stereotypical and inaccurate and made me die a little inside.
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 A: Hi I'm Bob, I'm American
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?
door Its meee Kay 15 juli 2010
a race where people drink all night a sleep all day. the best race to be if your into having a good time. if you want to be crazy for a night...just claim that your dominican.
i wanna another tequila dominican
door Gabriela R 4 juli 2005
A Hispanic ethnic group. They look similar to Puerto ricans except they come in all shades. They're probably the nicest ethnic group of the Hispanic race. They're a very hyper people and like people of the Latino race, they're known to be hot-blooded and knife-wielding. Dominicans, like people of their own race and black race, some have a gangsta/ghetto mentality. They're favorite sport is baseball.
yo i'm dominican and proud. i'm proud 2 b born into tha latino race. all mah latinos stand up. gracias dios
door bloodz 23 augustus 2006
A Dominican is a Haitian that can speak Spanish.
Haitians and Dominicans both live in the same country (which is basically a small island divided by an imaginary line) and share the same landscape and resources. Yet, they both pretend to be different.
door Depoinga 21 februari 2008

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