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    Denise Oliver Velez, Avila

    brought about the downfall of apartheid.
    That combination can work in the DR, too.
    Matter-of-fact you don't even need much of the first part of that equation and most probably wouldn't get it. A vast portion of that country's population live in deep denial. They want to be everything other than black and will attribute the very obvious melanin in their skin to everybody other than their black or Haitian roots.
    But the international community can solve this problem very easily if they so choose. The DR can be pressured into doing the right thing for their citizens.

    Thanks to colonists, imperialists and greedy corrupt blood-sucking leeches for the suffering and humility to which black and brown people are eternally subjected on this island and elsewhere.

    Thanks, sis Denise, for another masterpiece. You continue to use this space to educate and inspire. Thank you.

    Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

    by JoanMar on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 11:16:31 AM PDT

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