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PUERTO RICO: Modern American Apartheid

Started by Eva Fontanez Aug 13, 2014.

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Started by David Aponte Resto. Last reply by Brenda Rodriguez Apr 3, 2013.

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Comment by Alma L Sanchez on April 28, 2009 at 11:56pm
Hermanos,

I'm thrilled to be a part of this group. It's so nice to have a forum where I can connect with a world of Hispanics.
Comment by Orlando Castro on April 28, 2009 at 11:43am
Yeah, I get that too. It used to bother me much more when I was younger. With some folks, not all, I've learned how to challenge the question--"Now, that's an interesting question, what do you mean by that?" or I would simply turn it back on them and ask, " Hum, where are you from? I have come to accept, that some individuals, like myself, are simple curious about and genuinely interested in others. For me, It's all in the way the question is asked. I'm drawn to cultured folks and have found my curiosity leading me to make inquires but I typically preface it first. ...Worst off yet is when I tell people that I'm PR and they dare asked, "PR and what? You don't look PR..." Now, really folks, I'm so Latino looking blind people notice. Come on! I think that their problem is that I don't have an accent, I'm educated, don't sound like "blue tape Tito from the hood" and their bigoted narcissistic stereotypical radar can't place me. I no longer take offense, I actually feel sorry for those people. They simple don't have a clue as to how ignorant they are and how they actually place themselves...
Comment by Orlando Castro on April 28, 2009 at 9:25am
Hello: Thanks for your thoughts and reply on the issue. And, have fun doing the research. I believe that the term is a socially constructed term and in the absence of challenge has become synonymous with Latino.
Comment by Orlando Castro on April 27, 2009 at 10:37am
Hi Group:
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts @ the term Hispanic vs Latino. As I metioned in my profile, I did not grow up around spanish speaking people. Other than my mother's family, I was pretty much surrounded by mostly non-ethnic whites and blacks. Self-identifing as Puerto Rican, I remember the first time hearing the word "Hispanic" and recall, at a very early age, how it didn't settle right with me. It simply didn't ring quite right to me ears. It has the word "spic" and sound in it. I will add, this fact has been pointed out to me quite a few times... I'm curious, is this where term originates?

I'm not all that sure, but, I believe the orgin of the term Hispanic in the US dates back to the JFK days and had something to do with the census??? I also believe there's been some debate regarding Hispanic being synonymous with Latino and vice versa because Latino is not a term that includes all individuals from Spanish speaking countries, like Puerto Rico for example--hence the debate for an all emcompassing ethno-discriptive term.

Althought it doesn't send me running to psychotherpay, I remain dubious about discribing myself as another man's jolting fear--"his panic". I sure hope I'm not offending anyone but did want to probe with this idea a bit. Is Hispanic a socially constructive term or is it inclusive of our natural cultural fabric. Any thougts?
Comment by Orlando Castro on April 23, 2009 at 1:57pm
I just joined and wanted to acknowledge you guys-hello!
Comment by David Aponte Resto on March 27, 2009 at 8:04pm
As an artist it's our work to show our way of seeing History with art. we must have a mentor for me It was and is Mr.Arthur Alfonso Schomburg a must read
A Puerto Rican Quest For his Black Heritage by Flor Pineiro De Rivera.
Quotation From The American black and hispanic must remake his past in order to make his future. Though it is orthodox to think of America as the one country where it is unnnecessary to have a past,what is a luxury for the nation as a whole becomes a prime social nacessity for negro or hispanic. For him a group tradition must supply compensation for persecution, and Pride of Race the antidote for prejudice. History must restore what slavery took away, for it is the social damage of slavery that the present generation Must Repair and offset. So as an artist we as a hold must do all we can in our given art. to Repair the true history. of our pepole. Most of all our Historians and philosopher tell the true story of our forefathers.
Comment by Ernesto Rolon on March 27, 2009 at 10:06am
International Business Development Executive Consultant with over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, forecasting, and planning in the manufacturing and consulting areas, combined with expert knowledge of Latin American markets.
Comment by Andrew P Juhasz on March 17, 2009 at 9:29am
I grew up in Caguas, PR and have been living in Dallas, TX for several years. Thank you for creating this group. I already know several Puerto Ricans in the area and hopefully they'll join as well.
Comment by Annette on March 15, 2009 at 2:15pm
hola mi gente!! Saludos from La Isla del Encanto! I will be moving to Boston after the summer and I think this group will be a great channel to be in touch with my Island.
Comment by Rosendo Quinones Jr on March 13, 2009 at 4:07pm
As a Hispanic American (Puerto Rican) networking with as many resources available increases my knowledge of what and who’s out there. Communications with friends and neighbors makes me more informative and resourceful. Based out of Houston, Texas staying informed with what’s going on in one’s industry and community is the way to go.
 

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