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My Scholarship entry - Life in the bateyes of Dominican Republic

Group of tourists passing by inhabitants of the batey. 
The inhabitants of the host country were gathered outside sharing a moment together. I remember feeling like an unwanted guest, a creature part of a herd of loud animals with hoofs so big they could destroy everything they stepped on, a group of unjustly privileged human species confronted to a similar reality they face back home: homelessness. This moment seemed to summarize all I had ever learned on inequality, except this time it had a face.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Views [193] | View Larger Image

Group of tourists passing by inhabitants of the batey. The inhabitants of the host country were gathered outside sharing a moment together. I remember feeling like an unwanted guest, a creature part of a herd of loud animals with hoofs so big they could destroy everything they stepped on, a group of unjustly privileged human species confronted to a similar reality they face back home: homelessness. This moment seemed to summarize all I had ever learned on inequality, except this time it had a face.

Tags: dominican republic, dr, tourists, guests, batey, bateyes, dirt, house, poverty, sugarcane

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