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"El Poder Del Pueblo": The Whispered Prayers of the Dominican Diáspora in the South Bronx

By Paola Muñoz

I cannot afford to be weak, and I never want to be considered "less than" because I do not see myself as "less than." Despite outsiders considering my culture, class, and migration status indicators of me being "less than," I cherish mi tierra natal, my Goodwill clothes were a dream, and my migration means I have an entire family back home who all love me.