Mandatory Question: Write a brief essay describing the
experiences of your ethnic groups, i.e., Irish-American,
Italian-American, Caribbean-American, Puerto Rican,
Dominican, African American, etc, in American.
If you have
a mixed heritage, choose the one that was dominant in your
(Note that even though you may have Irish and
Italian parents, etc., usually one or the other had the
major influence in your home.)
Cite your references.
The American culture is changing due to the dramatic
diversity in ethic groups.
Eighty percent of the new
immigrants, who come into the U.S, come from developing
countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.
Dominicans are among those groups.
Dominicans were part of
one of the largest migratory booms of the late 20th century
who started to migrate into the United States in the late
Over one million of Dominicans currently live in the
We make the four largest immigrant groups, after
Mexican, Puerto Ricans and Cubans.
In my family, I am the
first generation to be born in the United States.
did not know anything about the American culture until I moved
here 10 years ago.
I was raised in the Dominican Republic
I Left DR when I was 17 years old and was it was very
difficult for me as a teenager to adapt myself to this new
Dominicans is an ethnic group that is very proud of
It does not matter where Dominicans emigrate
to; they take their costumes and traditions with them.
Because Dominicans as ethic group get concentrated in the same
geographical areas, they tent to not integrate themselves into
the new culture or main culture.
This is something that we
all see here in New York City.
In the Washington Heights
area, local businesses have the Dominican flag, in the streets
you can hear paying the Spanish radio station and everybody is
Our culture had been keep intact, because
Dominicans still maintain close ties with the country of