NEW YORK—Dominicans here who advocate for Haitians often become the target of intimidation by ultra-right wing Dominicans. They are sometimes referred to as pro-Haitian, a stigmatized term to them that some Dominicans do embrace.
“It doesn’t stop me,” says Clarivel Ruiz, a cultural worker and activist who initiated the art-based Dominicans Love Haitians Movement to celebrate the two nations’ commonalities and heal from colonization.”
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