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Race, Identities, and the Second Generation

Ana Aparicio

in Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029252
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029252.003.0007
Race, Identities, and the Second Generation

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This chapter examines the new second-generation Dominican-Americans in New York City. It describes the ways they identify themselves, their communities, their racialized place in the local society, and their work in politics. It highlights the Dominican-Americans' establishment of coalitions across racial and ethnic lines and their use of different identities such as Dominican, Latino Black, and people of color.

Keywords: Dominican-Americans; second-generation immigrants; New York City; ethnic identity; politics; coalitions

Chapter.  9244 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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