A Sugarcane Immigration Status

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Amanda Hintzen

Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University
2016 Barrett Prize Recipient, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas 
February 20, 2017

In 2013 the highest court in the Dominican Republic ruled to retroactively strip citizensip from those born to Haitian parents after 1929, effectively rendering hundreds of thousands of Haitian-Dominicans stateless. This talk explored the interconnected histories of Haitian-Dominicans communities, the sugar industry, and anti-Haitian racism, and in so doing explained the historical roots of the contemporary Statelessness crisis in the Dominican Republic.