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    Puerto Rico Importance

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    (Puerto Rico the Profile pg 4) Its currency is the same as the U.S; they just use Spanish words to describe their money. At one period in time when the fare for traveling was cheap, many Puerto Ricans took advantage and moved to the Mainland. Many Puerto Ricans reside in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hartford, or Newark. Not surprisingly more Puerto Ricans live in New York than in their own island’s capital. With a large percentage of them in New York they are able to establish their own town within the city. Today many Caribbean cruise ships call at San Juan’s harbor. Locals call their cuisine "cocina criolla". Most Puerto Rican recipes consist of sofrito, it is a flavorful mix based on onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, cilantro, recao, and…

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    Everyone’s immigrant roots have a story that influences how that person will developed later in their lives. I will start my story by saying that I’m 100% Puerto Rican, oldest daughter and granddaughter, a student, an employee and most importantly a Latina woman. Holding all this status as a Puerto Rican have influence my development immensely and mold me into the woman I am today. Like I mention in the introduction, I’m 100% Puerto Rican born and raised. This means that I’m bilingual in…

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    A Puerto Rican Experience

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    One foot rooted in urban Puerto Rican heritage and the other having been later immersed in the Southern black experience as an adult, I have learned to merge the conceivably disparate cultures of my family. Each afforded me a unique point of view, developing the self-assurance that has empowered me to succeed in the face of adversity. Being of Puerto Rican descent in the inner city kept the lack of financial stability of my youth in view and motivated me to pursue my education. As a black…

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    that depending on where you are they are looked at differently. The Coquí is a valued animal in Puerto Rico but in Hawaii it is viewed, as a pest and it need to be taken care of because it is hurting more then it is benefiting anything. The frog is native to Puerto Rico but was brought into Hawaii on accident in late 1980’s (Baren 2005). There are many Coquí’s in Puerto Rico but there is a decline in the population and in Hawaii they are increasing in population causing issue to arise on how to…

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    Mariela Russe Margaret M. Strain English 100 6 September 2016 The Puerto Rican Table Some people may know Puerto Rico for its fluorescent landscape or by its vibrating music but for me it is definitely its unique flavors which by just thinking about it, I can already savor it. Our typical Puerto Rican table has a variety of dishes that is based on the combination of rice, grains and meat. Its distinctive taste comes from the mix of herbs, spices and the famous sofrito. Traditional plates are…

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    “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria.” By definition, stereotype is grouping races and individuals together and make judgement about them without knowing them. Most common stereotype remarks are racial, sexual, and gender wise. For instance, the common and absurd misconception that if you’re a lesbian you hate men, or if you’re Arab you must be a terrorist, or if you’re a Latina woman you must be a “hot tamale or sexual firebrand” (par 6). Through the experiences of…

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    Puerto Rico Research Paper

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    The United States won control over Puerto Rico in 1898 after the Spanish-American War was over, Spain had surrendered the remainder of its overseas colonial empire to the United States. Even though Puerto Ricans were not considered citizens of the United States till 1917 with the Jones Act some say that “Puerto Ricans have been ‘born in the U.S.A’ since 1898.” (Nieto, 515) Once the United States had control over Puerto Rico, they had to decide the relationship with them and in 1952 they…

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    Puerto Rican Culture

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    Puerto Rico’s Culture Hola! The culture of Puerto Rico attracts me because my mom is Puerto Rican. The capitol of Puerto Rico is San Juan. The city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Puerto Rico has similar sports to America. Although we are Puerto Rican, we don’t always practice the country’s cultural norms. I would love to visit and learn more about the Puerto Rican culture. Puerto Rico has many facts for such a small island. Puerto Rico’s is…

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    S plays a massive role on the immigration of people from southern nations in the 1900s. The typical behavior toward immigrants is strange because on one hand Business owners embrace them into jobs that Americans wouldn’t want to do such as blue collar occupations. Then there are Americans who simply despise these people and their traditions so they target them with help of the government system. In the film of West Side Story, it arguably portrays the ideas of race, immigration, and U.S…

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    The final and most important reason why Puerto Rico should become a state is the disadvantages Puerto Ricans have remaining as a Commonwealth of the United States. Ever since Puerto Ricans have become citizens in 1917, their right to vote has been repeatedly rejected by Congress (Roman 1). This type of rule can be easily compared to the monarchy that ruled Britain in 1776, Puerto Ricans representing the exploited Colonists. The Federal District Court of Puerto Rico had ruled that Puerto Ricans…

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