Rise of the ‘DominiRican’ Generation

By and    Published May 24, 2011

BRONX – Oscar Castro was one of thousands of Hispanics growing up in the Bronx. Yet, as a Dominican, he felt like an outsider in a neighborhood where most of his neighbors were Puerto Rican. He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart, Joeliz, who is of Puerto Rican heritage.

Now, Castro and his wife are part of a growing trend of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who are crossing cultures through marriage – and becoming part of the new “DominiRican” generation.

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