Plantains and potatoes get equal weight.

Lucia Flores
Medford, MA

My parents raised us to be proud of our Dominican heritage, and at the same time went to great lengths to ensure that we had the cultural/intellectual capital to succeed in a white-dominant society. As a result, I am an active participant in American culture as well as Dominican/Hispanic culture in general. I see the dualism as an asset, but sometimes I feel obligated to choose sides. At the end of the day, though, I have my feet planted firmly in both regions.


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