Karla Julia Ramos
Living with rural culture shock
On coming from New York City
I’m from Washington Heights, so I didn’t have the typical American New York City experience. I grew up around mostly Dominicans and my whole neighborhood is Hispanic. I’ve never been around any other culture. There are a lot of racial issues tied to it, and I know a lot of people who identify as black because of issues back in the Dominican Republic. I identify as Afro-Latina.