Dont hate me because I am beautiful. I know you. I know your type. Self-effacing bourgeousie Miami Dominicans. All pomp and circumstance no substance. Panty-waists. To be true, you couldnt cut it in NY. You couldnt live in NY because you were unwilling to compromise nor share. You re a fraud from a family of frauds, so you sent yourself back to Pembroke Pines where your father runs a jewelry store in a strip mall and although he has money from that venture, he has procreated a brood of sniveling brats. You re a hater. And the worst type. You hate yourself. You are an Uncle Tom with a grandiose ego but weak identity. You associate your importance with what you have. Therefore Dominicans in NYers who dont have what you have then they must be flawed.
Identifying and mixing with blacks? Cant be that bad. There would be no music superstars if they hadnt. There would be no Fania All Stars if there were no Sound of Philadelphia. And as a side note notice how at least TSOP artists and label owners got paid while EVERYONE on FANIA got screwed out of their royalties and publishing. Perico? Merengue? Come on man, that music is dead. It died from a lack of creativity. Every record in 2010 sounds like a similar record from 1977. The biggest name in the business is Anthony Santos, lead for Aventura. Where did he come from? Where did his talent come from? He came from interpolating the R&B sound with bachata. Why is he so popular? Your sentiments would be that he corrupted the pure bachata sound. He "denigrated" it to be clear, right? Or as I d say he made it better, more open, willing to experiment and take the music in a new direction, generate new fans and better production. The Miami Sound? Never heard of it since Gwen McRae, KC & the Sunshine Band and Betty Wright.
So what is this vanglorious Miami culture you hold so dear? Is there a Dominican Institute at Miami Dade College like there is a City University of NY? Are there Museums that not only express ANY culture but a plethora of it in Miami? Do they have free concerts ANYWHERE in Miami? Do they have CONCERTS at all? Where are the public parks in Miami? And those universities that produce......? What do they produce?
So what is this Stupendous Floridian culture that you cling to that no one can find with even the minimum amount of effort? So apart from talking about the Dolphins all day, Miami is what?
Throwing garbage everywhere is something they learned in the Dominican Republic. I dont know where you been but in DR, there is garbage everywhere...and some of it is driving very expensive SUVs.
Your aversion to my statements tells us how "dominican" you really are. I bet you got a couple of the restavik girls in your house that you "Strom Thurmond out" dont you?
*I lived in Miami, I know its a sh1thole, and the people are braindead.
Having lived in Miami, Boynton Beach, and Hollywood, I totally agree with you.
Also, living in NY for over 40 years and visiting Puerto Rico (many Dominicans there as well) I have noticed that Dominicans are Dominicans. There are the good and the bad just like any group. I have nothing against them nor will I ever. Growing up as a teenager in the 80's, I have had many fights as a young man against the "ball busters". This was a Dominican gang who preyed on the "zulu nation". I also had many fights with Dominicans who were haters of Puerto Ricans because of the fact that PR can go as they please (visa related). Also, Dominicans were the first to introduce crack in my neighborhood and many fell in the trap including myself. After all this growing up, I still admire Dominicans because not all of them fell into these categories.
The majority of Dominicans worked hard for what they have now. Washington Heights is a large area where many of the businesses are Dominican owned. Many of my friends are well to do Dominicans who are ashamed of what some Dominicans were doing back in the 80's. To stereotype them all because of the errors of a few is not fair. Are there drugs in WH? Yes. Are there drugs in Little Havana in Miami? Yes. Are there drugs in Harlem? Yes. Are there drugs in El Barrio? Yes. Ares there drugs in Chinatown? Yes. Are there drugs in the suburbs of NY? Yes. You get the point.
My point is if you are going to say that you are going to stay away from one ethnic group because of what YOU think they are all about, then you should move to another planet.
I have not even made any references to Mexicans, White Power, Racist Southerners, etc.
These threads, while interesting, end up closing early because of those who have a "Hitler" mentality.
And to critique a specific group, on a specific website, shows lack of respect for all.