Entries by NellyRosario

Noble Strains: Thoughts on a Hybridized Identity

September 9, 2013 3:40 PM by Nelly Rosario

Meet Dominican Republic’s pre-post-racial trifecta.


Three national heroes—Enriquillo, Bartolomé de las Casas, and Sebastián Lemba—stand on pedestals at the entrance to Museo del Hombre Dominicano, ranked by Lonely Planet as #11 of 120 things to do in Santo Domingo.


To most Dominican kids on summer vacation from New York, the museum ranks low on the list of things to do. But having just entered high school, where I’d been assaulted with questions about my identity, I accepted my uncle’s invitation to El Museo. I remember ...

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