An Added Burden for Dominican Women
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As illustrated by Maria's story, Dominican women have an added burden. They are both breadwinners and household caretakers. In spite of this added burden, Maria is incorporating faster than her male fellow workers. For example, Maria Vasquez speaks English, participates in their children's school PTA, and is working actively in the organization of a livery taxi union. She became a United States citizen some years ago and has voted in all subsequent elections. When I asked about her male, fellow workers' knowledge of English, union participation, and naturalization rates, she said:
I always have to translate for them. Only the man helping us to put the union together speaks English, the rest of us with my exception do not speak the English language. In the group I believe I am the only one with American citizenship.