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Interview with Cristian Fernandez

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Interview with Cristian Fernandez


3/27/2017, 3/31/2017


HI251C: History of Latinx in the U.S.


Cristian talked about his experiecne growing up in a household with a woman as the breadwinner and about his racial and ethinic identity and how it intersects with gender.




Cristian Feranadez is sophomore and Business and Political Science double major at Skidmore College. He is the son of Dominican immigrants. His mother is a legal U.S. resident who immigrated when she was 9 or 11 years old, in 1976 or 1978. His father is a U.S. citizen that immigrated at the age of 13, in 1979. Cristian's parents emigrated in the midst of political and economic instability on the island, when political tensions between Juan Bosch's supporters and Joaquin Balaguer's supporters were felt. A large flood of Dominican immigrants arrived in the U.S. starting in 1980. Cristian's parent's immigrated right before this wave, possibbly contributing to his parents' unusual access to education and resources. This would later affect his household composition with a breadwinning mother, and his access to private, higher education at Skidmore.

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Maria, Cristal


Cristian Fernandez



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