Are Puerto Ricans white?

Are Puerto Ricans white?

Created by bOBO on Nov 30, 2007

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JebusNotJesus

United States

#1 Nov 30, 2007
Hi, I'm Spanish and I can answer this for you.

Puerto Ricans are partly White and part Native American.

There is some Black blood, but the majority are White and Native American.

The men usually look like tanned White people. Benicio Del Toro and Ricky Martin are both Puerto Rican.

Puerto Ricans consider themselves Mestizo, which is a mix between White and Native American.

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NUNYA

#2 Nov 30, 2007
I think half are white and half are black.But they speak spanish.

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Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#3 Nov 30, 2007
I just woulda said, Peurto Ricans are Better than that (white)!

I'm white and I haven't ever been all that impressed with any of my fellow white's. We start at the top of the food chain, and end up electing people like the shrub to lead everybody. I guess white's just aren't all that bright. How else could you explain it ?

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nunyabeezwax

West Lafayette, IN

#4 Nov 30, 2007
JebusNotJesus wrote:
Hi, I'm Spanish and I can answer this for you.
Puerto Ricans are partly White and part Native American.
There is some Black blood, but the majority are White and Native American.
The men usually look like tanned White people. Benicio Del Toro and Ricky Martin are both Puerto Rican.
Puerto Ricans consider themselves Mestizo, which is a mix between White and Native American.
Have you ever been to PR? My mother is from there and trust me--there are some very African-looking men and women! But you are right that the European side seems to be representing, as well as indigenous. My grandma looked very Native American! I don't know why they are less Black than other Carribean islands like Haiti and DR, though.
Black Latin Queen

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Nov 30, 2007
No, Puerto Ricans are NOT White. This question would be similar to asking, "Are Americans White?" No! Some Puerto Ricans are White, some are Black, and some are considered Hispanic. If you actually visit Puerto Rico, you will see many Black people. Puerto Ricans are NOT only or mostly White and Native American. The Puerto Ricans that were named only PARTIALLY represent Puerto Ricans. That is NOT what all Puerto Ricans look like. This type of mindset is what causes most Americans to believe that all Latinos are the same! There are MANY Black Latinos -- Puerto Ricans included. Some of you would probably pass them in the street and just think they were Black Americans. Even Hispanic and White Latinos are guilty of this.

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mixedgirl

Worthing, UK

#6 Nov 30, 2007
vERY FEW ARE PURE BLACK, THE MAJORITY ARE WHITE AND MESTIZO AND THEN THERE ARE MULATTOS AND LASTLY BLACKS. ALSO YOU GET SOME WHO ARE MIXED BETWEEN ALL RACES.

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Since: Nov 07

Earth

#7 Nov 30, 2007
JebusNotJesus wrote:
Hi, I'm Spanish and I can answer this for you.
Puerto Ricans are partly White and part Native American.
There is some Black blood, but the majority are White and Native American.
The men usually look like tanned White people. Benicio Del Toro and Ricky Martin are both Puerto Rican.
Puerto Ricans consider themselves Mestizo, which is a mix between White and Native American.
Really, PR abolished slavery in what 1898? PR women are known for having that booty...and where do they get that booty, from their black side. Native Americans or the Caribs account for very little as the Caribs were dying out could adjust to slavery.

So there is SOME black blood, there is a A lot. Next you'll be saying Roberto Clemente was dark skinned nappy headed white guy.

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Since: Sep 07

Memphis, TN

#9 Nov 30, 2007
PRpr85 wrote:
All I can say is LOL. Black people worship Latinos.
Blacks wish that Latinos were included in their race. That's why you Negros voted "Yes."
The booty/big lips comes from the Native American side, there is hardly a Black side. It's a minority.
You Negros wish we were Black.
Well, if puerto rican are half white and native american(indian) what ever you want to call it. And Black are a little white, a little more native american and moslty Black African then you already included kind of. But we dont want you so back up. Besides puerto rican is a nationality

Since: Nov 07

Englewood, CO

#10 Nov 30, 2007
No they are not white. Here you go explaining what they are.

Puerto Rican (Spanish: puertorriqueño) is a person who was either born or is a descendant of someone born in the United States commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, people use the Spanish language as their primary tongue.

Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York, Chicago, and Long Beach, who use the English language as their mother tongue are also referred to as Puerto Rican. Rarely are Puerto Ricans born in the diaspora called Puerto Rican Americans, or simply Americans.

Puerto Ricans, who also commonly identify themselves as Boricua, are largely the descendants of Europeans, Taíno Indians, African slaves or a blend of these groups which has produced a very diversified population. The population of Puerto Ricans is estimated to be between 8 to 10 million worldwide, with most living within the islands of Puerto Rico and in The Bronx.
word up

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Nov 30, 2007
I don't call nobody Black if they come off as "other".PR are very much accepted by Black Americans because Pr's been here longer than most other Latinos groups.Most Pr's share the same political view as Black people.There are those toms just like in our group.I think Puerto Ricans are Puerto Ricans.Not Black or White.
PRpr85

United States

#13 Nov 30, 2007
If you don't want us then why did so many vote "yes?"

All Blacks chase Puerto Ricans in NYC.
Happy

Trenton, NJ

#15 Nov 30, 2007
I think that Jadee is right. Why does it even matter? What's the point of this discussion? They're people just like you and me.
Happy

Trenton, NJ

#16 Nov 30, 2007
What difference does it make and what is the point of this conversation? They are people just like the rest of us. My point does all of this matter?
Happy

Trenton, NJ

#17 Nov 30, 2007
Does it really matter what the ethnicity of people are?

Since: Sep 07

Memphis, TN

#18 Nov 30, 2007
PRpr85 wrote:
If you don't want us then why did so many vote "yes?"
All Blacks chase Puerto Ricans in NYC.
cause their are alot of black puerto ricans.
Happy

Trenton, NJ

#19 Nov 30, 2007
Sorry for the repetition; I didn't think my comment was posted.
Faisal

United States

#20 Nov 30, 2007
Puerto Ricans are half white and half Native American.

So, YES; they are part white.
Lance

Bay Minette, AL

#21 Nov 30, 2007
Not that much white
tstar

East Lansing, MI

#23 Nov 30, 2007
Jadee wrote:
No they are not white. Here you go explaining what they are.
Puerto Rican (Spanish: puertorriqueño) is a person who was either born or is a descendant of someone born in the United States commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, people use the Spanish language as their primary tongue.
Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York, Chicago, and Long Beach, who use the English language as their mother tongue are also referred to as Puerto Rican. Rarely are Puerto Ricans born in the diaspora called Puerto Rican Americans, or simply Americans.
Puerto Ricans, who also commonly identify themselves as Boricua, are largely the descendants of Europeans, Taíno Indians, African slaves or a blend of these groups which has produced a very diversified population. The population of Puerto Ricans is estimated to be between 8 to 10 million worldwide, with most living within the islands of Puerto Rico and in The Bronx.
Very intelligent!
tstar

East Lansing, MI

#24 Nov 30, 2007
PRpr85 wrote:
All I can say is LOL. Black people worship Latinos.
Blacks wish that Latinos were included in their race. That's why you Negros voted "Yes."
The booty/big lips comes from the Native American side, there is hardly a Black side. It's a minority.
You Negros wish we were Black.
You're on lying ass. Puerto Rican is just a nationaliy of mixed people. You're no different than many mixed Americans-except that you speak Spanish and have a different culture.

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