Claiming My Hyphen
by Sherring D.
Over the years, I’ve gotten into several arguments, or debates, rather about how I identify myself. Being an American-born child of Haitian immigrants, I usually balk at being called African-American. The term seems to haphazardly lump all dark-skinned people together, regardless of what part of the earth we’re from. Because I do know some of my history, I am aware that during the days of slavery, the island of Hispaniola (which now makes up Haiti and Dominican Republic) was a […]
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