I forget and then get a jarring reminder of just how religious a lot of Dominicans are.

Also, I get really sick of the constant othering Dominicans do of Haitians. It's not a good look, people! When we were in the DR, it was just the general tone when addressing "the Haitians" that frequently made me uncomfortable. Or like yesterday somehow something on TV my mom was watching led to zombie talk and could it be true that there are zombies in Haiti. Y'all can imagine my reaction. Then she was like "I don't mean like they stay like that, just that they give them these herbs, drugs that temporarily make them like that". She pointed out how of course I don't believe in anything,