On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
The UN-recognized Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was dedicated on the anniversary of the assasinations of the rebellious Mirabal sisters by the Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The LMC speaks with Elizabeth Manley about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR before, during, and after the Mirabal murders. Elizabeth Manley is the author of, “The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic.”
Lorgia Garca-Pena, an assistant professor at Harvard University, speaks with us about 100th anniversary of US invasion of the Dominican Republic. She discusses the legacy of violence, racism, and government corruption that was established following the invasion.