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Rebecca Leisher
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usually on my mind: social justice/ literacy education/ the people I live for
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Racial profiling is a known problem among Dominicans at many of the foreign-owned beach hotels and restaurants in Cabarete and Agualina is part of the problem. My Dominican friends weren't allowed entry into the restaurant inside Agualina by the hotel security. Since bringing this to light Agualina has only made excuses and threatened those who have spoken up about the problem. There is no excuse for racial profiling and Agualina should make it a priority to address this issue in a genuine way by acknowledging it as a real problem and laying out a plan to make sure it doesn't continue. Foreign businesses in Cabarete benefit from the land and the local people. Tourism is a double-edged sword that has the potential to benefit the local community but often just pushes locals further into poverty and a world of discrimination and other forms of abuse on their own soil. Don't perpetuate this harmful version of tourism by bringing your business to companies like Agualina. Don't support colonialist businesses in Cabarete.
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