Questions asked: How does having a Puerto Rican mother, and a Dominican father impact your identity as a Young Lord? Garden Acosta starts by stating that he feels lucky to have a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. He reminisces that he use to spend his summers in Puerto Rico throughout his childhood. He states that he loved his fathers Dominican friends and associated both parts of his ancestry as wonderful people. He describes both cultures having minor differences and revealed that while growing up he realized Puerto Ricans and Dominicans had different attitudes. He concludes the clip by sharing that both Puerto Ricans and Dominicans needed to come together as Hostos wanted, with Caribbean unity. He calls it a reactionary movement and declares that Dominicans sometimes fail to give credit to Puerto Rican pioneers although they come from the same DNA, geography and practically the same culture.
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