Wait, wait..."you ARE the Tainos?"oops..guess there were only 4 pages. lol.
*ahem*...JohnnyQ...who tha fuck are u?? always sumone tryin to come a sound "educated"...but u sound very ignorant...where does ur nutty professor ass come of tryin ta state tha "facts". I bet 1 outta 10 ur not even hispanic. better yet ur not even puerto rican. who tha fuck are u callin us bastards of tha Tainos?? bitch we are Tainos. Puerto Ricans are a mix of tha Spanards, Taino indans and tha Africas brought over as slaves. so don't go off callin us bastards. u wanna sound all smart but get ur shit straight first.
and like I said before...Puerto Ricans from tha states are tha same as tha ones from island. remeber that tha upbringing isn't tha same. in tha united states there is alot of racism...when u are raised around dat kinda enviorment it effects tha way u think and feel about other races...it like brain washing. tha people u choose tha hang out with or even date. it also have to do with WHERE u were rasied...me being born and raised in tha Bronx I can tell u this from experience because I use ta be one of those ignorant ppl. but when I moved to PR when I was 17-18 I opened mah eyes. I saw how different we were from tha PRicans from tha island. yea im not gonna lie. there's like a 10% or so if ppl here dat are racist...but its still so rare. and believe me when it comes to women PRican men don't discriminate...we love buffets...try alittle of everything.
so for tha gurl who started this topic. if ur really into Puerto Rican men...I suggest u move or take a vacation down here. u'll love it. its like a new world...and u'll have sleepless nights.*wink wink* lol jus jokes
The Taino genes survive...in a mixed form. The Taino culture persists and the language (the original being lost to time and colonialism) is being rebuilt by people that want it preserved. And is SHOULD be preserved...But that does not mean that the Puerto Ricans ARE the Tainos. They are what is left of them.
Are there any REAL, genetically homogenous Tainos left? Maybe. I don't know the answer. But I know for an absolute FACT they Tainos - FULL BLOODED TAINOS - if they exist at all in Puerto Rico, are so rare as to not be germane to this discussion.