Race And Politics In The Dominican Republic Essay

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The pursuit of social justice is a core social work value. Social workers advocate social justice for equality by participating in activities that are injustices. Every person is an individual that has many identities. Social justices issues is on social group identities, or socialization which is the way people are categorized in a society based in their characteristics, such as race, gender, religion, age, and social economic class. Everyone should have equal opportunities and values with respect. However, that is not the case. Rather appreciating social differences, we are socializae with some social identities being better than others. All social groups experience some sort of privilege and oppression. “Privilege exists when one groups has something of…show more content…
The novel, Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic written by Ernesto Sagas explains about Dominicans facing issues of race, particularly inrelation to Haiti and national identity. “Dominican faced with the inescapable fact that their country shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, have erected barriers of prejudice and racisms to distance themselves from their poor, dark skinned neighbors.” (SagÃs, Ernesto. Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic) In the first chapter, it briefly talks about the racial prejudices of Spanish colonial society in Santo Domingo. It also examines the conflicts relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the nineteenth century. This is an example of an historical oppression of Dominican and Haiti. Skin color has been oppression to all races. If you are a lighter skin you are consider being better than those who are darker skin. This is oppression because in Dominican Republic there are mix race of European and African, Spanish and French, and Black African descent. Being a lighter skin causes you to have better opportunities and treatment whereas, darker skin people they get mistreated as
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