Celebrating Immigrants

Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has provided a forum for Americans across the land to explore their own heritage and history; to celebrate the differences and cultural richness that creates the fabric of America. “I Am an Immigrant,” a nationwide effort...

The Complexity of Afro-Latinos

Have you ever been overdressed for a function? Or worse, underdressed? The side glances and murmurs reach your ears…the obvious perception being that you don’t fit.  I often get that reception when sharing that I’m Dominican- “But you are so white.” “You are not black...
Acculturation & Segmentation

Acculturation & Segmentation

If today, you moved and relocated to Italy, it would take you approximately 10 years to become acculturated as an Italian.  Acculturation is the process in which an immigrant adjusts, or acculturates to the local culture, language, customs, traditions, etc.  Becoming...