Are Puerto Ricans white?

Are Puerto Ricans white?

Created by bOBO on Nov 30, 2007

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Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Madison, WI

#6277 Aug 26, 2014
rican woman wrote:
Its funny how Dominican say puerto Rican are trash. When they are trash as well.
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I wouldn't worry too much about what ANY Dominicans have to say about ANY Puerto Rican.
As a child my family visited relatives from Puerto Rico that had businesses in DR and lived most of the year there. And we also had many friends in DR, who were hard-working people and raised their kids to attend Ivy League schools.
But all this has changed in less than 30 years when the invasion of ILLEGAL Dominicans to Puerto Rico changed entire neighborhoods in Metro-San Juan area into drug-infested, child-prostitution-infested, dangerous areas. Luckily most Dominicans leave Puerto Rico, where they KNOW they are NOT welcome and then they get on a plane with FAKE "Porto-Rican" IDs and fly to NYC to hide as FAKE Puerto Ricans. Que retrato lindo, verdad?
For me it's really simple...if your first civic act in another country is to break their laws, wipe your ass with those laws and then complain about how badly you are treated or discriminated against, you have (as my Basque grandfather in Puerto Rico used to say)...lost all of your "verguenza".
Today, Dominicans have infested entire neighborhoods in NYC also and passed themselves off as "PortoRicans" with fake ID and even worse falsifying their backgrounds to qualify for social services MEANT FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS OF NEED, and have even gone on to even claim scholarships to colleges when they have been in the US ILLEGALLY for years.
Again, don't worry about any Dominican's opinion of Puerto Ricans. I have wiped my shoes on more substantial piles of dog shit than ANY Dominican ILLEGAL I have ever met. They are not people with much integrity and their behavior in the US and in Puerto Rico is proof. P'al carajo con esos pillos.
carlos

Providence, RI

#6278 Oct 17, 2014
It's simple yet complex, we puerto rican have a strong and a very early spanish/indian mestizo foundation it's been proven time and time again , but with the arrival of Africans in sanjuan in the year 1593 racial in termixture happened rapidly as the creole descendants of the Spanish/ indian unions fell in love with the black slaves. This theory makes true sense for the simple fact that many indigenous women gave birth to boys there fore these mestizo boys were the ones falling in love with mulatto women , black/Spanish mix , and their sisters ,many not all , continued to marry Spanish soldiers who purposely wanted to marry the mestizo women of the period and created creoles. So it is that puerto rican males are European by y chromosome and the women are indigenous by mtdna and then African also. In short mixing happened rapidly and everybody was coming and going , early puerto Rico did not have the same outlook on marriage north America did , except for colonial purposes. This explains why over 60% percent of puerto rican have an indigenous female ancestor or mestizos in their blood.
carlos

Roslindale, MA

#6279 Oct 17, 2014
As I wrote my comment earlier I couldn't help but imagine my early mestizo family or ancestors physic ly resembling what maybe are Guatemala or mexican brothers and sisters look like today, and then visualizing them welcoming our African forebears and simultaneously freeing them, slavery in Puerto Rico did not last long, and taking them by the hand disappearing in to the mountains with them. Many Puerto rican today , if you observe closely, practice the same marriage patterns their ancestors did with out trying. One will see puerto rican women of creole white descent marry Mexicans or Guatemala men, and puerto rican men marry american indian women as well as African American . Because it's all in the gene pool already , it was set up that way from the get go. It is also to be noted that puerto rican for a very long time lived in a sort of isolation from other cultures, creating a tri racial homogeneous way of marriage and interaction. Our women have the spicy attitude of the African and the finesse of the taina. The men have the fortitude of our Spanish fathers , many of whom were soldiers at El morro. We tend to be taller now due to the influence of Africa , but our faces and mannerisms convey our Spanish Indian roots. We still give what we don't have and we are still noble in attitude. We still welcome you.:)
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6280 Oct 17, 2014
Que pila de fantasias afro-centricas...Too bad you didn't mention all the European immigrants that flooded into Puerto Rico (especially the interior) to found EVERY single one of the Island's 77 towns. NOT ONE was founded by Zulus, Guatemalans or Nyoricans...que poca cosa eres chico.

And read the hsitory of El Morro...it was designed by IRISH architects from Ireland, NOT by FAKE taino jack-asses from Newark, NJ dancing on the internet in MADE-IN-KOREA "authentic" loinclothes.

I will recommend you read the well-documented EUROPEAN immigrations researched and compiled by Ivy League-educated scholar from Puerto Rico, Adela Cifre de Loubriel...she is the NUMBER 1 scholar in Puerto Rico on this topic, NOT any Pseudo-Rican clown with his pants hanging below his ass and high-5-ing other American-raised idiots who think our history began in West Side Story.

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carlos wrote:
It's simple yet complex, we puerto rican have a strong and a very early spanish/indian mestizo foundation it's been proven time and time again , but with the arrival of Africans in sanjuan in the year 1593 racial in termixture happened rapidly as the creole descendants of the Spanish/ indian unions fell in love with the black slaves. This theory makes true sense for the simple fact that many indigenous women gave birth to boys there fore these mestizo boys were the ones falling in love with mulatto women , black/Spanish mix , and their sisters ,many not all , continued to marry Spanish soldiers who purposely wanted to marry the mestizo women of the period and created creoles. So it is that puerto rican males are European by y chromosome and the women are indigenous by mtdna and then African also. In short mixing happened rapidly and everybody was coming and going , early puerto Rico did not have the same outlook on marriage north America did , except for colonial purposes. This explains why over 60% percent of puerto rican have an indigenous female ancestor or mestizos in their blood.
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6281 Oct 17, 2014
Please read my other post to you...you and your Porto-Rican ignorance are not worth repeating myself for...
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carlos wrote:
As I wrote my comment earlier I couldn't help but imagine my early mestizo family or ancestors physic ly resembling what maybe are Guatemala or mexican brothers and sisters look like today, and then visualizing them welcoming our African forebears and simultaneously freeing them, slavery in Puerto Rico did not last long, and taking them by the hand disappearing in to the mountains with them. Many Puerto rican today , if you observe closely, practice the same marriage patterns their ancestors did with out trying. One will see puerto rican women of creole white descent marry Mexicans or Guatemala men, and puerto rican men marry american indian women as well as African American . Because it's all in the gene pool already , it was set up that way from the get go. It is also to be noted that puerto rican for a very long time lived in a sort of isolation from other cultures, creating a tri racial homogeneous way of marriage and interaction. Our women have the spicy attitude of the African and the finesse of the taina. The men have the fortitude of our Spanish fathers , many of whom were soldiers at El morro. We tend to be taller now due to the influence of Africa , but our faces and mannerisms convey our Spanish Indian roots. We still give what we don't have and we are still noble in attitude. We still welcome you.:)
jonni

United States

#6282 Oct 17, 2014
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.
who cares, they are mixed with everything, especially African, please don't deny your heritage, it's the African in you that make you greater than the other Spanish.
carlos

Westwood, MA

#6283 Oct 18, 2014
Andreas Balmoral-Medina wrote:
Que pila de fantasias afro-centricas...Too bad you didn't mention all the European immigrants that flooded into Puerto Rico (especially the interior) to found EVERY single one of the Island's 77 towns. NOT ONE was founded by Zulus, Guatemalans or Nyoricans...que poca cosa eres chico.
And read the hsitory of El Morro...it was designed by IRISH architects from Ireland, NOT by FAKE taino jack-asses from Newark, NJ dancing on the internet in MADE-IN-KOREA "authentic" loinclothes.
I will recommend you read the well-documented EUROPEAN immigrations researched and compiled by Ivy League-educated scholar from Puerto Rico, Adela Cifre de Loubriel...she is the NUMBER 1 scholar in Puerto Rico on this topic, NOT any Pseudo-Rican clown with his pants hanging below his ass and high-5-ing other American-raised idiots who think our history began in West Side Story.
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Well you are entitled to your opinion, which in inspite of its ignorance I'm forced to respect like a gentleman. I want to remind you ANDREA , that your replying to a Puerto rican born and raised on the island, that's number one , number two , right now I'm wondering if your truly Boricua and I'm questioning your loyalty to our roots, in other words your mentality is very euro centric yet you choose to label my comment as ethnocentric towards people of color. I have to inform you that alot of what I wrote was told to me by great great grandmother at the age of 8 before she passed away, Domingo gomez was a sugar cane worker in the town of Sanger man he was my great great grand father and he was quite the more expert than anybody, including yourself, in telling things how they ocurred, you wanna know why because they were there they were 1000 percent rican and yes they were mestizo and disliked blacks very much, but they had no choice to get over it when their daughter came home with one. So you see I'm really not worried about offending you, I'm focused on telling the truth as to how it happened. Yes you are partially right about Europeans coming to our island but they couldn't handle the heat very well and did not stay long. Your not talking to just any body y si I'm a whole lot of man to much man for you I suppose . Viva puerto rico. Boricua for ever. Si no te gusto no te lo comas:)
carlos

Westwood, MA

#6284 Oct 18, 2014
Andreas Balmoral-Medina wrote:
Que pila de fantasias afro-centricas...Too bad you didn't mention all the European immigrants that flooded into Puerto Rico (especially the interior) to found EVERY single one of the Island's 77 towns. NOT ONE was founded by Zulus, Guatemalans or Nyoricans...que poca cosa eres chico.
And read the hsitory of El Morro...it was designed by IRISH architects from Ireland, NOT by FAKE taino jack-asses from Newark, NJ dancing on the internet in MADE-IN-KOREA "authentic" loinclothes.
I will recommend you read the well-documented EUROPEAN immigrations researched and compiled by Ivy League-educated scholar from Puerto Rico, Adela Cifre de Loubriel...she is the NUMBER 1 scholar in Puerto Rico on this topic, NOT any Pseudo-Rican clown with his pants hanging below his ass and high-5-ing other American-raised idiots who think our history began in West Side Story.
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And no lol , I'm not new York rican and I am no where near a clownish character. So due your self the favor andrea, of escorting your euro centric, which is very evident, come Mier da behind out!. And another thing I have never worn my pants past my ass you racist, assuming , consumed on stereotypes low in mentality foolish woman., maybe you should take a plane and get hold of your roots around puerto rican who value themselves . One thing is for sure , puerto rican history needs to be told by puerto rican not by Irish pigs and those who support them like your self , your the type of Latin a that dislikes what she sees in the mirror , she wishes she looked like like Heather lock lear, instead of selena or rosario dawson. Get a life . I'VE made my point and work on your self image!.you need it. Sangana. Pa que lo sepas.
carlos

Providence, RI

#6285 Oct 18, 2014
Latina from NY wrote:
Andreas,
No apology needed. In hindsight, I do understand the root of your frustration. People like Jennifer Lopez do not accurately embody the Puerto Rican culture. She is the AMERICANIZED version of what the US considers Puerto Ricans to be. And frankly, she just irritates the hell out of me. As far as Marc Anthony, I have a love affair with his voice - but that's where it ends. People who don't know about the real culture in Puerto Rico look at folks such as J-Lo and chalk ALL of us up to that. They know nothing about people like:
José Julian Acosta - distinguished journalist and advocate of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico
Pedro Albizu Campos - Quite an impressive man. Attorney and politician, and the leading figure in the Puerto Rican independence movement. Spoke 6 languages fluently, graduated from Harvard with the highest GPA in his class.
Manuel A. Alonso – Considered the first Puerto Rican writer of noble importance.
José Celso Barbosa – Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader. Known as “The father of the Statehood for Puerto Rico movement”. He was the first person of mixed-ethnic ancestry to attend Puerto Rico's prestigious Jesuit Seminary.(he was mulatto – White and Black)
Mariana Bracetti - patriot and leader of the Puerto Rico independence movement in the 1860s. She is also attributed with having knitted the first PR flag :) &#61514;
Andreas, I’m sure you have more people you can add to this. People like these do us proud…
You are absolutely correct in saying.. We are better than that. I would urge any Puerto Rican born in the US or elsewhere to dig deeper into what makes us Puerto Ricans. It’s a FAR CRY from what we see here in the States. We are a beautiful people with a rich culture and a history that is way deeper than what we’ve come to know..
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@latina from ny, your comment was right on, you seem to have more class then others on this forum , the name Andrea comes to mind :).
Anonymous

Cleveland, OH

#6286 Oct 18, 2014
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.
That's what I've learned. I thought that they were not white but Caucasian. There race was Caucasian and there ethnicity was mestizo and there nationality was Latin. Idk.
Crianna

Bayonne, NJ

#6287 Oct 23, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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That's what I've learned. I thought that they were not white but Caucasian. There race was Caucasian and there ethnicity was mestizo and there nationality was Latin. Idk.
The word Caucasian is a word that shouldn't be used to describe people who are white. Caucasians belong to a certain region in Europe near Turkey I believe. Their ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino if you prefer that term. Mestizo, Mulatto, white or black has more to do with race. Nationality is the country a person is born. For example the parents come from Puerto Rico. That is my culture and lineage or heritage, my nationality is American. I was born here. Race has to do with the color of your skin. I consider myself a white Hispanic American. I have light skin. Most of us who live in this Western Hemisphere are probably mixed with some other races. The percentages vary. Some are pure white, black or whatever. You choose for yourself what you identify with. That is your chose. I don't believe in the one drop rule and I believe the US is the only country that makes a big deal about this rule. Please The head of the NAACP Ben Jealous had a DNA test done to see his racial percentage. He came out with like 80%- 83%, can't remember exactly, white. His African percentage was less than one grandparent and he looks white. At the very least Hispanic. Sorry he is not black yet he considers himself black. If he could consider himself black than a Hispanic with mostly white dna can consider themselves white without a problem. Alot of Italians have african and arabic admixture, does anyone consider them, no matter how dark they are, anything but white. NO!
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6288 Oct 24, 2014
If that is what you have "learned", it is time to return that G.E.D. to the mail-order, rip-off diploma-mill that sent it to you.

For one thing, NO ONE in Puerto Rico uses the term "mestizo", just idiots who call themselves "latinos", "chicanos" and "children of Aztlan" in the ghettoes of the American Southwest...that is of course when they are not poking, sloppy ass-tattoos on each other in prison.

Que pendejo eres idiota.

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Anonymous wrote:
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That's what I've learned. I thought that they were not white but Caucasian. There race was Caucasian and there ethnicity was mestizo and there nationality was Latin. Idk.
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6289 Oct 24, 2014
Dear Seenyor "Carlos", who is "born and raised in Puerto Rico".

De vera' que lo de cafre, asquero y chismoso se te ve a lo lejo'.
Tu eres TIPICO de los ghetto "Puerco-Ricans" que han infestado nuestro imagen publico en los Estados. Pati-sucios como tu, son el BOCHORNO MAS GRANDE de Puertorriquenos en las Isla.
Ven a la isla con tus cuentos de la trinidad universal pa' que veas el patazo que vas a cojer en tu culo sucio. En QUINIENTOS an~os todos los gobernadores de las Isla, TODOS los alcaldes de la ciudades mayores en las isla han sido BLANCOS, ni un Zulu, ni un Azteca y ni un Ghetto-Rican.

YOU are a joke!

You don't even know who your parents are but you are going to tell 4 MILLION Puerto Ricans on the Island OUR history of FIVE centuries? I don't think so.
Stay in Machachuche, MA with that stupidity. It does NOT fly on the Island.
And give-up on EVEN trying to write in your broken, 3rd-Rate "Spanglish".
It only exposes your lack of education.
Words like "come mier da" does NOT qualify you to even read the Taco Bell drive-up menu, you buffoon.
And as for being "euro-centric", go tell that stupidity to the EUROPEAN founders of EVERY one of the 77 towns in Puerto Rico. NOT ONE was founded by Tainos, Aztecs, Zulus or pendejos from Machachuche in the US. And then YOU should go to Puerto Rico and see all the irrefutable.historical, cultural, architectural, linguistic evidence of FOUR centuries of European settlement in Puerto Rico and try not to speak to too many people in your "Taino-Talk"...you will only make a BIGGER fool of yourself there than you have done here.
Now go get your little plastic, Puerto Rican flag and go wave it when you watch re-runs of "Fort Apache, The Bronx" where you have gotten most of your Puerco-Rican insights.

And, NONE of this is my "opinion". it is historically-documented, empirically researched and verified FACT.

And as for my "loyalty" to my roots, let me say that my specific roots are from Spain, Corsica, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Ireland, Germany and France NOT from Machachuche, MA.

De vera' que la ignorancia es BIEN atrevida!

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carlos wrote:
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Well you are entitled to your opinion, which in inspite of its ignorance I'm forced to respect like a gentleman. I want to remind you ANDREA , that your replying to a Puerto rican born and raised on the island, that's number one , number two , right now I'm wondering if your truly Boricua and I'm questioning your loyalty to our roots, in other words your mentality is very euro centric yet you choose to label my comment as ethnocentric towards people of color. I have to inform you that alot of what I wrote was told to me by great great grandmother at the age of 8 before she passed away, Domingo gomez was a sugar cane worker in the town of Sanger man he was my great great grand father and he was quite the more expert than anybody, including yourself, in telling things how they ocurred, you wanna know why because they were there they were 1000 percent rican and yes they were mestizo and disliked blacks very much, but they had no choice to get over it when their daughter came home with one. So you see I'm really not worried about offending you, I'm focused on telling the truth as to how it happened. Yes you are partially right about Europeans coming to our island but they couldn't handle the heat very well and did not stay long. Your not talking to just any body y si I'm a whole lot of man to much man for you I suppose . Viva puerto rico. Boricua for ever. Si no te gusto no te lo comas:)
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6290 Oct 24, 2014
Brianna,

The reason that you don't EVER hear about the fallacious, fraudulent and totally f*cked-up "1-Drop Rule" ANYWHERE in the world is because UNLIKE the USA where the identity of 10s of MILLIONS of descendants of Sub-Saharan Africans (aka "Black) is that the rest of the PLANET long ago, realized that this "rule" was the socio-cultural-economic INVENTION of illiterate, toothless, syphilitic, slave-raping Whites in the American Southern colonies.

Scientifically, the "rule" is a total FAKE!!!

YET...American "Blacks" who were THEN and STILL are brain-washed into its stupidity, STILL embrace it. Sad, but true.

Seriously, what intelligent, thinking being is going to believe that anyone should have an identity based on a relative from TEN or more generations ago??? NO ONE!

Unfortunately, this rule paved the way for the dichotomy of the "field negro" (very BLACK) and the "house negro" (very light), the latter of which was ALWAYS the off-spring of rape in the barn.

Furthermore this "rule" was created by the White slave-owner so that his White off-spring wouldn't/couldn't be challenged upon his death in issues of property inheritance and since "Black Slaves" were NOT allowed to inherit or receive any property in the American Southern slave-supported economies.

VERY few American Blacks even know this and even fewer have spoken-out to reject this nonsense.

Don't you find it ironic and sad that Americans who are predominantly of European background AND have lesser proportions of Sub-Saharan African descent can ONLY identify as "black"...that makes NO SENSE...And that is why the rest of the planet doesn't have a "1-Drop-Rule".

America's race code as it pertains to "Blacks" is founded in non-scientific, socially-opportunist, economically-rooted and politically-motivated ignorance and to make it worse, we're actually proud of it!

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Crianna wrote:
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The word Caucasian is a word that shouldn't be used to describe people who are white. Caucasians belong to a certain region in Europe near Turkey I believe. Their ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino if you prefer that term. Mestizo, Mulatto, white or black has more to do with race. Nationality is the country a person is born. For example the parents come from Puerto Rico. That is my culture and lineage or heritage, my nationality is American. I was born here. Race has to do with the color of your skin. I consider myself a white Hispanic American. I have light skin. Most of us who live in this Western Hemisphere are probably mixed with some other races. The percentages vary. Some are pure white, black or whatever. You choose for yourself what you identify with. That is your chose. I don't believe in the one drop rule and I believe the US is the only country that makes a big deal about this rule. Please The head of the NAACP Ben Jealous had a DNA test done to see his racial percentage. He came out with like 80%- 83%, can't remember exactly, white. His African percentage was less than one grandparent and he looks white. At the very least Hispanic. Sorry he is not black yet he considers himself black. If he could consider himself black than a Hispanic with mostly white dna can consider themselves white without a problem. Alot of Italians have african and arabic admixture, does anyone consider them, no matter how dark they are, anything but white. NO!
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6291 Oct 24, 2014
Brianna, Yours is probably one of the more intelligent comments here.

Unfortunately this "site" is infested with Afro-centric loser trolls that are too busy ranting about "duh man" and "whitey", that is of course when they are not putting in their blue contact lenses and getting blonde weaves.

At my university, I have often encountered "blacks" who are OBVIOUSLY more white than anything else, but because they have been brain-washed out of their authentic identity, they fall for the politically-motivated and historically uninformed "1 Drop Rule" and so they proceed with their FAKE black identity to be "accepted" by their black brothers and sisters WITHOUT ever knowing or acknowledging their European background.

These "negroes" are a very sorry bunch.
They are the product of being hi-jacked socially and culturally by "others" whose only intent is to keep them marginalized and it starts with controlling their brains.

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Crianna wrote:
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The word Caucasian is a word that shouldn't be used to describe people who are white. Caucasians belong to a certain region in Europe near Turkey I believe. Their ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino if you prefer that term. Mestizo, Mulatto, white or black has more to do with race. Nationality is the country a person is born. For example the parents come from Puerto Rico. That is my culture and lineage or heritage, my nationality is American. I was born here. Race has to do with the color of your skin. I consider myself a white Hispanic American. I have light skin. Most of us who live in this Western Hemisphere are probably mixed with some other races. The percentages vary. Some are pure white, black or whatever. You choose for yourself what you identify with. That is your chose. I don't believe in the one drop rule and I believe the US is the only country that makes a big deal about this rule. Please The head of the NAACP Ben Jealous had a DNA test done to see his racial percentage. He came out with like 80%- 83%, can't remember exactly, white. His African percentage was less than one grandparent and he looks white. At the very least Hispanic. Sorry he is not black yet he considers himself black. If he could consider himself black than a Hispanic with mostly white dna can consider themselves white without a problem. Alot of Italians have african and arabic admixture, does anyone consider them, no matter how dark they are, anything but white. NO!
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6292 Oct 24, 2014
Carlos,

Did you really write.... "they (the European settlers to Puerto Rico) couldn't handle the heat very well and did not stay long"?

Have you any idea how IGNORANT that remark is?

That is as stupid as saying that the English Pilgrims left new England cause there was snow.

It's remarks like yours that completely undermine any possible credibility to the colossal stupidity that you write here.

And as for "they" leaving...Apparently they didn't leave too quickly or without building HUGE fortresses, 77 Mediterranean-styled towns, ALL of them with Spanish-designed plazas in the center of EACH town and without leaving a legal matrix of inheritance laws, marriage contracts, laws of land ownership or a very complex structure of tax and import tariffs with all European and American companies trading in Puerto Rico.

So please go back to your mulatto-mandingo delusions. I KNOW they go over very big with the ignorant and uninformed losers you are surrounded by in the US.

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carlos wrote:
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Well you are entitled to your opinion, which in inspite of its ignorance I'm forced to respect like a gentleman. I want to remind you ANDREA , that your replying to a Puerto rican born and raised on the island, that's number one , number two , right now I'm wondering if your truly Boricua and I'm questioning your loyalty to our roots, in other words your mentality is very euro centric yet you choose to label my comment as ethnocentric towards people of color. I have to inform you that alot of what I wrote was told to me by great great grandmother at the age of 8 before she passed away, Domingo gomez was a sugar cane worker in the town of Sanger man he was my great great grand father and he was quite the more expert than anybody, including yourself, in telling things how they ocurred, you wanna know why because they were there they were 1000 percent rican and yes they were mestizo and disliked blacks very much, but they had no choice to get over it when their daughter came home with one. So you see I'm really not worried about offending you, I'm focused on telling the truth as to how it happened. Yes you are partially right about Europeans coming to our island but they couldn't handle the heat very well and did not stay long. Your not talking to just any body y si I'm a whole lot of man to much man for you I suppose . Viva puerto rico. Boricua for ever. Si no te gusto no te lo comas:)

“Hunde kala e saa'i mun”

Since: Mar 14

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#6293 Oct 24, 2014
Doesn't that vary, like the Dominican republic and Cuba, isn't there a significant black population in Puerto Rico?
Andreas Balmoral-Medina

Oregon, WI

#6294 Oct 24, 2014
Racial demographics of Puerto Rico:
8%-10%....Black
8%-10%...Mixed (Mulatto, and other mixes of Black, White and lesser numbers of "indigenous")
<1%.....Asian (mostly Chinese who came from Cuba after Cuban Revolution)
80%...European-descended...fro m numerous massive European immigrations primarily in the 1800s - 1898, when the US grabbed the island from Spain who had kept it as its FINAL colony in the Americas. These European-descended peoples live in every one of the Island's 77 towns...ALL of which were founded by Europeans from Spain, France, Corsica, Mallorca, Canary Islands, French Emigres from Louisiana after the Louisiana Purchase after 1803 and White French from Haiti Plantation owners and planters who fled for their lives when the Haitian slave rebellions increased in the mid-to-late 1800s. Other European immigrants have even come from Ireland (3 separate immigrations who came to work for the Spanish government to build fortresses around the island, the best known of which are El Morro and San Cristobal in Old San Juan and 2 other large immigrations during the Irish Potato Famines and additional Irish immigrations when ships froom ports in Ireland that were bound for Boston and New York were not allowed to disembark because an epidemic had broken-out on the ship and it was diverted away from those 2 cities and their next ports of call were in the Caribbean. This last group of Irish were literally thrown overboard off of San Juan and other coastal ports of the Island. Their history is very well documented and they number among the most successful people on the Island. And even pre-Holocaust German Jews arrived in the 30s and early 40s and have done very well on the island.
NOTE...these numbers will vary greatly depending on the level of misinformation, misinformed "Afro-Centrism", typically among Puerto Rican-descended idiots in the US, who think that the history of Puerto Rico started in the ghettoes of the Bronx and in the movie "Fort Apache: The Bronx", who would LOVE to paint Puerto Rico as another Jamaica or Haiti...which it has NEVER been and NEVER will be.
Or....you can ignore all these historically documented facts and listen to J-Low or any of the other useless "Celebri-Ricans" that live in the US shaking their booties and talking smack on the Oprah show.
So you see the Black population in Puerto Rico is NOT "significant", no matter what idiots in the States tell you otherwise. And don't ask any of them either if they speak Spanish, they barely are literate in English.
I hope that helps.
As far as the Dominican Republic goes, unlike Haiti which lost virtually ALL of its French white population during the 1800s when the Black slave populations rebelled and either killed or chased all the whites of the island...meanwhile in DR the SPANISH government never lost control of the Island and kept its Spanish Colonial government alive and functioning until the Island population rebelled against Spain, which failed to varying degrees in the 1800s. TODAY, DR is about 80$ mixed or black with a minority of about 20%-25% of Whites mostly descended from European and Lebanese descent. The indigenous population in DR was also more longer-lived and genetically it is still more present in the population in DR than ANYWHERE else in the Caribbean.

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Stupid Thread wrote:
Doesn't that vary, like the Dominican republic and Cuba, isn't there a significant black population in Puerto Rico?
carlos

Roslindale, MA

#6296 Oct 25, 2014
Andreas Balmoral-Medina wrote:
Dear Seenyor "Carlos", who is "born and raised in Puerto Rico".
De vera' que lo de cafre, asquero y chismoso se te ve a lo lejo'.
Tu eres TIPICO de los ghetto "Puerco-Ricans" que han infestado nuestro imagen publico en los Estados. Pati-sucios como tu, son el BOCHORNO MAS GRANDE de Puertorriquenos en las Isla.
Ven a la isla con tus cuentos de la trinidad universal pa' que veas el patazo que vas a cojer en tu culo sucio. En QUINIENTOS an~os todos los gobernadores de las Isla, TODOS los alcaldes de la ciudades mayores en las isla han sido BLANCOS, ni un Zulu, ni un Azteca y ni un Ghetto-Rican.
YOU are a joke!
You don't even know who your parents are but you are going to tell 4 MILLION Puerto Ricans on the Island OUR history of FIVE centuries? I don't think so.
Stay in Machachuche, MA with that stupidity. It does NOT fly on the Island.
And give-up on EVEN trying to write in your broken, 3rd-Rate "Spanglish".
It only exposes your lack of education.
Words like "come mier da" does NOT qualify you to even read the Taco Bell drive-up menu, you buffoon.
And as for being "euro-centric", go tell that stupidity to the EUROPEAN founders of EVERY one of the 77 towns in Puerto Rico. NOT ONE was founded by Tainos, Aztecs, Zulus or pendejos from Machachuche in the US. And then YOU should go to Puerto Rico and see all the irrefutable.historical, cultural, architectural, linguistic evidence of FOUR centuries of European settlement in Puerto Rico and try not to speak to too many people in your "Taino-Talk"...you will only make a BIGGER fool of yourself there than you have done here.
Now go get your little plastic, Puerto Rican flag and go wave it when you watch re-runs of "Fort Apache, The Bronx" where you have gotten most of your Puerco-Rican insights.
And, NONE of this is my "opinion". it is historically-documented, empirically researched and verified FACT.
And as for my "loyalty" to my roots, let me say that my specific roots are from Spain, Corsica, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Ireland, Germany and France NOT from Machachuche, MA.
De vera' que la ignorancia es BIEN atrevida!
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If you feel for one second that hurting my feelings is going to get you the attention you need , your sadly mistaken , I'm sorry you feel the way you do towards me, but in acting upon it reveals to me the tremendous damage you have sustained as a person ,and yes you are a racist , I'm a realist about what I am , and proud of it . I also want to Let you know that I do not care how many friends you get on line to vote down my comments. Unlike you I know where I was born and I know who my parents were, I was born in Santurce near la area metropolitan a my father was from manuel a perez, a very poor barrio, and my mother from guravo. At this time I am going to declare you the true embarrassment to all Boricuas, it doesn't matter how pretty you paint it , I know puerto rican women , and they don't speak or think like you. I'm sorry you don't have a man in your life that makes you feel like a woman, I suspect you are border line bisexual you seem like the type. " and please ,you know nothing of"class" with all of the profanity you have posted in spanish in desperation at getting back at me you are way overdue to get thrown out of this forum senorita puerca,:) miss professional , yes I am talking to you andrea. And I don't give a damm , I have opinions and theories just like you have yours , I don't think of you as a true puerto rican . Real puerto ricans do not talk or think the way you do, that I know. I may not have the level of education your sorry behind does. But I know who I am and that's all that matters to me.:(
carlos

Providence, RI

#6297 Oct 25, 2014
Puerto ricans do not identify with white supremacists trolls like andrea. We are no longer in the re whitening" mind set. That's out the door.:)

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