“…blacks always worked like 'niggers'; blacks are the ones who work hardest, because they want to live like whites do…” Simón, 16 years old, living in L’Hospitalet (BCN) from age 9Los Kitasellos is the name of one of the youth groups in the outskirts of Barcelona with which anthropologist Luca Giliberti (University of Lleida – FPU-ME researcher) is doing his fieldwork. Freeing themselves from the mark ("quitarse el sello") of being different, means for many young Dominicans in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat resisting against the stigma with which they are labelled, even by the institutions - in political campaigns, constant police raids, newspapers always in search of Hispanic gangs - and convert this discrimination in an emblem of black identity.
"I will tell you something about stories - he said They aren't just entertaiment, don't be fooled They are all we have, you see all we have to fight off illness and death You don't have anything if you don't have the stories Their evil is mighty, but it can't stand up to our stories So they try to destroy the stories let the stories be confused or forgotten They would like that. They would be happy because we will be defenseless then". (Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony, 1977)