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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)....you will see on the one in front of you.
How to erradicate ignorance about dominicans
by Rectificadora November 02, 2006
ok first of all the idiot that wrote that wearing the Dominican Flag on your bookbag is retarted needs to fcking stfu. Tht desnt mean or make u seem retarted it just a way that we represent that we from the dominican republic and we are not ashamed of it we love our country to the fullest so that why we wear it so y dont u get some pride..
*Dominicans are from The Dominican REpublic (next to haiti) .
Known for their MUSIC,BASEBALL SkiLLs,FOOD( PLATANO CON SALAMI, and our UNAPOLOGETIC PRIDE!
BUT WE ARE MUCH MORE THEN THAT WE HAVE CHANGED AND BECOME SO MUCH.
DOMINICANS ARE MAKING A DIFFERNCE IN AGRICULTURE, MEDICINE,SOCIETY,ECT.
by DOMINICANFETTISH October 18, 2008
Dominicans or Dominican Americans come from the Dominican Republic. This country shares its borders with Haiti. The Dominican Republic has rolling hills, and mountains. The chief export by far is sugar. Dominicans came to the U.S. because of economic hardships and because of the government. The Dominicans came here in the early 1980's and even more came in the 1990's. The Dominicans are relatively a new ethnic group. Since most are "campesinos", they lack education or skills. They also face language barriers and discrimination. 42% of all Dominicans don't know English well. 29% of Dominicans are on welfare. The more Dominicans that come here, the poorer they become as a group. They are also unusually younger than most immigrant groups. Many are illegal and fall under the poverty line. They are also plagued by high rents, unemployment, and stereotypes of drug-fueled crimes. Many Dominicans are working to combat these problems with associations. Despite their problems, Dominicans are very hard working. In Washington Heights, the Dominican expatriate capital, they have set up bodegas and cabs that compete with the yellow taxis. They have also set up bodegas, beauty salons, and restaurants throughout their barrios in New Jersey and New York. In New Jersey, Dominicans mainly settle in Paterson, Perth Amboy, or Union City. The vast majority of Dominicans have African blood in them. However society makes them seen only as Hispanic or Latino. Skin colors vary. Some have brown skin and others have skin almost as black as African Americans. 50% of all Dominican households are headed by women. The men do all they can to provide the family. Sometimes however some can't do that so they leave. Many Domincans work in construction, plumbing, repair, or as bodegueros. Women can't do this work so they are often cooks, or maids. So their children have to work harder in school. Another stereotype is that Dominicans are too lazy to learn English. This is not true. It's just that Domincans are often times working two or three jobs so they don't have the time. They have made great contributions in the field of baseball and music. Theri food consists of plantanos, yellow rice and beans, yuca, and beef. Over 95% of all Dominicans are strong Catholics.
Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, AZ, Fabolous, and several bachata singers and other baseball players are Dominicans.
by The freakin Rican December 18, 2004
A domican is someone who originates from da Dominican Republic (D.R.). Along with the Puerto Ricans dis island produces some of da finest and wildest girls in da world. Domincans Stereotypically love platano(which is true), Knife wieldin, An some of da hardest fukas on da earth. New york Dominicans are almost always tied wit da gangsta lifestyle. Prideful, ghetto, baseball, platano, gurls, all describe everyday domican life.
That Dominican over der is one of da fukin hardest niggas in da bkny
by ChrisRBK November 22, 2006
1. A person either born in the Dominican Republic or someone born in America with Dominican ancestry. God forbid that you're an American-born Dominican and you make any mention of being an American first. You'll be considered a traitor and sent into exile from a ghetto like Washington Heights.

2. African-Americans have nothing on Dominicans when it comes to being doomed to remain in the ghetto for an infinite number of generations. Among the most treasonous things that a Dominican can do is to get a college education and become at least a productive middle-class American. What's more cool is going to the hottest Dominican club of the moment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and blasting the same music in your apartment or in your way-too-expensive car on the other four days.

3. Dominicans are more prone to follow fads than almost every other group of people. There could be 40 different clubs in the neighborhood, but if one of them is deemed the "hot" club of the moment, you can expect to find 95% of the Dominican population inside that club on a Friday night. Try to get in, and you won't have room to scratch your balls.

4. Dominicans all listen to the same bachata, reggaeton, and merengue songs. If you dare say that you don't like Omega or Aventura, the only thing that saves you from being lynched in a back alley is law enforcement.

The only thing keeping me from writing more is the character limit.
Dominican #1: What you gonna do on Friday?

Dominican #2: Pendejo are you serious? What else is hot on Friday besides trying to get into La Casa Del Mofongo?
by An educated Dominican January 02, 2010
Dominican can represent people from two different nationalities
1. The most known one is people from, or have family from the Dominican Republic, who are Hispanic

2. The other is people from the Caribbean country of Dominica, who usually aren't Hispanic

Just wanted to clear things up for those who don't know
"What are you?"
"I'm Dominican"
"You're from the Dominican Republic?"
"Nah, I'm from Dominica"
by doMinicanBOy August 11, 2009
Dominicans dont wanna be puerto rican!!!Understand dat. Jus because u dont like one dominican dont mean u should judge dem all. Come on we as spanish people should stick together. I f****in mad, stop being ratarted. U never know if a little dominican boy wants to grow up and be like hi idol,fat joe. So then u say dominicans want to be purto ricans dink about it.
Dominican boy: I want to be jus like fat Joe. Hes da best.
Puerto rican teen: Dats y i hate ya'll u dominicans want to be puerto ricans.
Dominican boy: But hes my idol......
by LizzieLiz February 23, 2008
A Dominican is not what that fake ass motherf***** few definintions before me was writing. Who says Dominicans (by the way I'm half dominican, half german) wanna be puerto ricans, is just a f**** lier coz thats not true. What do the puerto ricans have, anybody wants to get?! I don't know...
Guy 1: Hey, there is that puerto rican guy, I wanna be like him, coz he's so cool!
Guy 2: No man, he's fake, cause he thinks he's the best and everybody wanna be like him! A dominican wants to be a dominican, ya got me?!
by Dirty Diddy September 28, 2007
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