Puerto Ricans and Italians...

Puerto Ricans and Italians...

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James Gandolfini

Winchester, VA

#1 Jul 11, 2013
Since at least 50% of Rochester's population is made up of these groups; I thought this was an appropriate place to discuss the two. I've noticed many similarities. Having spent time in the homes of both families, I cannot stress enough how much alike they are, yet they don't work together. Unfortunately, like Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, Puerto Ricans who came to Rochester in the 1970s 80s and 90s were oppressed and forced into the poorer communities. Fortunately, their future as a whole looks very promising. So my question is, why were Italians able to work their way into wealth and privilage, but Puerto Ricans still haven't? They really are the same in every single way.
Both are traditionally Roman Catholic and deeply religious
Both have ties to organized crime
Both Spanish and Italian are romance languages that are nearly identical
Both have heavy set grandparent and mothers who cook a surplus of delicious food for everyone.
Both do that stupid kiss on bkth cheeks thing when they greet each other.
Both hold family ridiculously near and dear and are overprotective of family.
Both are Caucasians who are considered nonwhite by the majority.
Both primarily work blue collar labor jobs in Rochester such as plumbing, mechanics, handyman and repair work etc.
Both group's younger generation smokes a ton of weed.
Both have naturally darker skin and black, thick hair.
Both are considered the most sexually attractive groups of women.
I mean these people are so much alike. The only difference is that Italians tend to gravitate more towards suburban white people, while Puerto Ricans gravitate towards urban blacks. As a result, traditional Italian families become pale skinned, blue eyed, light haired white families after 3 generations while Ricans become even darker skinned, black, afro texture haired, black families after 3 or so generations.

“Don't Toews Me Bro!”

Since: Apr 13

The Elite Northeast

#2 Jul 11, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of the culture overall (well, maybe it's the city ones blasting the music constantly), but I've always been attracted to them look-wise

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#3 Jul 12, 2013
James Gandolfini wrote:
Since at least 50% of Rochester's population is made up of these groups; I thought this was an appropriate place to discuss the two. I've noticed many similarities. Having spent time in the homes of both families, I cannot stress enough how much alike they are, yet they don't work together. Unfortunately, like Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, Puerto Ricans who came to Rochester in the 1970s 80s and 90s were oppressed and forced into the poorer communities. Fortunately, their future as a whole looks very promising. So my question is, why were Italians able to work their way into wealth and privilage, but Puerto Ricans still haven't? They really are the same in every single way.
Both are traditionally Roman Catholic and deeply religious
Both have ties to organized crime
Both Spanish and Italian are romance languages that are nearly identical
Both have heavy set grandparent and mothers who cook a surplus of delicious food for everyone.
Both do that stupid kiss on bkth cheeks thing when they greet each other.
Both hold family ridiculously near and dear and are overprotective of family.
Both are Caucasians who are considered nonwhite by the majority.
Both primarily work blue collar labor jobs in Rochester such as plumbing, mechanics, handyman and repair work etc.
Both group's younger generation smokes a ton of weed.
Both have naturally darker skin and black, thick hair.
Both are considered the most sexually attractive groups of women.
I mean these people are so much alike. The only difference is that Italians tend to gravitate more towards suburban white people, while Puerto Ricans gravitate towards urban blacks. As a result, traditional Italian families become pale skinned, blue eyed, light haired white families after 3 generations while Ricans become even darker skinned, black, afro texture haired, black families after 3 or so generations.
You make a good comparison. I do have to point out though that being a city resident and also inheriting a second house off of Carter street that in the Carter street are(total crap hole mostly) There are many Puerto Rican families who are doing much to fix the houses and yards of the properties they own. In such a dismal place you can find some homes and yards that are surprisingly well kept and quite nice and they are always owned by Puerto Ricans. Another similarity they have to the Italians the truly hard working and decent ones are totally overshadowed by the scum.
Bang Bang Bang

Rochester, NY

#4 Jul 12, 2013
In my life, I've seen working class people that live like slobs, tear up stuff, don't own nothing and are violent. I've seen people use the welfare system to get ahead, take care of property like they own it and those who abuse everything. I've seen azzholes that work everyday and live like nasty hoarders couldn't take care of a litter box. All those people come in just about every color and nationality in this messed up country. stop all the ignorant stereotyping, please! Scum is scum and dumb is dumb, can u decipher?
Westsider

Rochester, NY

#5 Jul 12, 2013
Im not sure about Ricans gravitating towards blacks. I've been in lock up before, and the Ricans hate the blacks, and tend to ally with the whites.

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#6 Jul 12, 2013
Westsider wrote:
Im not sure about Ricans gravitating towards blacks. I've been in lock up before, and the Ricans hate the blacks, and tend to ally with the whites.
I don't know about lock up but have worked with them and talked to them in the area I mentioned before. I can also say that many Puerto Ricans don't care to much for the black people.
Das right chillren

Rochester, NY

#7 Jul 12, 2013
ThatOneBeaut wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of the culture overall (well, maybe it's the city ones blasting the music constantly), but I've always been attracted to them look-wise
Puerto Rican girls are the most beautiful girls in the world. As a matter of fact, organizers are talking about temporarily banning Puerto Rico from the Miss Universe Contest to give other countries a chance to win. Oddly enough, the most beautiful girls in Puerto Rico are never entered in the contest, basically because they have to get up early in the morning for junior high.

Das right chillren

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#8 Jul 12, 2013
Das right chillren wrote:
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Puerto Rican girls are the most beautiful girls in the world. As a matter of fact, organizers are talking about temporarily banning Puerto Rico from the Miss Universe Contest to give other countries a chance to win. Oddly enough, the most beautiful girls in Puerto Rico are never entered in the contest, basically because they have to get up early in the morning for junior high.
Das right chillren
CREEPY!!!

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#10 Jul 12, 2013
Dookie faced Pigpen wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, that may be true, but is that a GOOD thing? PRs not liking blacks?! What about Blacks not liking PRs? I also know a lot of blacks and PRs hanging together, many live in the same environment. Or is this another thread to showcase that blacks are the most hated race?!
Not said nor implied. You and your friends on hear need to start taking discussions and talking points as a whole and stop taking pieces of dialogue to comment on in order to put words and thoughts in other peoples statements.If you took the time to understand the creators intention of the thread it was to highlight his dislike of Puerto Ricans. Even when a white person is standing against a racist ideology you try to turn into racism. I also know of many white people who hang with black people.You see many people are not against black people. They are against the constant playing of victim and request for special treatment that many vocal black people who do little to help themselves engage in.

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#12 Jul 12, 2013
Dookie Faced Pigpen wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. But I thought that's where this thread was heading. I've been in the company of PRs who said they don't like whites. I've been in the company of whites who made stereotypes about PRs. I'm sure they've said the same thing about blacks around PRs. On the positive side, I have seen especially teenagers, whites, blacks, PRs, and even asians hanging together. It's good especially to see the young generation of all ethnicities get along. I want to see more of that.
You thought that because that is were your mindset is.You are so focused on one issue you think you see it everywhere.All power to you though for being able to move past and take things for what they are. Many on here never are able to except that their perception may be wrong and just keep going with it.Those two have a lot of personal growth to be had.
Luis Arroyo

Jersey City, NJ

#14 May 18, 2014
Das right chillren wrote:
<quoted text>
Puerto Rican girls are the most beautiful girls in the world. As a matter of fact, organizers are talking about temporarily banning Puerto Rico from the Miss Universe Contest to give other countries a chance to win. Oddly enough, the most beautiful girls in Puerto Rico are never entered in the contest, basically because they have to get up early in the morning for junior high.
Das right chillren
Actually,its The Philippines. But we PRs are next. LOL.
JackReacher

Torrington, CT

#15 Saturday Jul 11
James Gandolfini wrote:
Since at least 50% of Rochester's population is made up of these groups; I thought this was an appropriate place to discuss the two. I've noticed many similarities. Having spent time in the homes of both families, I cannot stress enough how much alike they are, yet they don't work together. Unfortunately, like Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, Puerto Ricans who came to Rochester in the 1970s 80s and 90s were oppressed and forced into the poorer communities. Fortunately, their future as a whole looks very promising. So my question is, why were Italians able to work their way into wealth and privilage, but Puerto Ricans still haven't? They really are the same in every single way.
Both are traditionally Roman Catholic and deeply religious
Both have ties to organized crime
Both Spanish and Italian are romance languages that are nearly identical
Both have heavy set grandparent and mothers who cook a surplus of delicious food for everyone.
Both do that stupid kiss on bkth cheeks thing when they greet each other.
Both hold family ridiculously near and dear and are overprotective of family.
Both are Caucasians who are considered nonwhite by the majority.
Both primarily work blue collar labor jobs in Rochester such as plumbing, mechanics, handyman and repair work etc.
Both group's younger generation smokes a ton of weed.
Both have naturally darker skin and black, thick hair.
Both are considered the most sexually attractive groups of women.
I mean these people are so much alike. The only difference is that Italians tend to gravitate more towards suburban white people, while Puerto Ricans gravitate towards urban blacks. As a result, traditional Italian families become pale skinned, blue eyed, light haired white families after 3 generations while Ricans become even darker skinned, black, afro texture haired, black families after 3 or so generations.
Ricans are not like Italians - Italians are European and have common sense distilled by parents and family members. Ricans are Spanish and black slaves from Africa with different values, work ethic. Italians work for what they get. Ricans/Blacks sit back and want things handed to them its a difference in culture and values. They are very different and have different cultures. You could compare Italians to other Europeans and it would be more comparable. You could compare Ricans with Blacks and that would be more comparable. So comparing Ricans and Italians are like comparing apples and oranges.
Hate is ignorance

Rochester, NY

#16 Saturday Jul 11
U people are sick on this forum. Need to get away and see how other people of every ethnicity lives.
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#18 Saturday Jul 11
rhonda will eat Puerto Rican cock
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#19 Saturday Jul 11
RocCityShootFest wrote:
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I agree Italians are way above Ricans but Ricans like all other groups are way, way way above Blacks.
a fking dog turd is above those filthy smelly negros
Dagowop

Webster, NY

#20 Sunday Jul 12
JackReacher wrote:
<quoted text>
Ricans are not like Italians - Italians are European and have common sense distilled by parents and family members. Ricans are Spanish and black slaves from Africa with different values, work ethic. Italians work for what they get. Ricans/Blacks sit back and want things handed to them its a difference in culture and values. They are very different and have different cultures. You could compare Italians to other Europeans and it would be more comparable. You could compare Ricans with Blacks and that would be more comparable. So comparing Ricans and Italians are like comparing apples and oranges.
Here we go again....another greasy dago trying to deny their African heritage.
You grape stompers can't rewrite history. Southern Italy was invaded and occupied for over 400 years by Black Africans. You're a fool if you think during their occupation. They didn't give your women the Mandingo treatment.
the wedge

Woodbridge, NJ

#21 Sunday Jul 12
Hate is ignorance wrote:
U people are sick on this forum. Need to get away and see how other people of every ethnicity lives.
Exactly! I've been around just about every ethnicity, have friends and acquaintances of all races, and everyone is pretty much the same! The people on here are so hateful they actually hate themselves!
Shawn
#22 Sunday Jul 12
Dagowop wrote:
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Here we go again....another greasy dago trying to deny their African heritage.
You grape stompers can't rewrite history. Southern Italy was invaded and occupied for over 400 years by Black Africans. You're a fool if you think during their occupation. They didn't give your women the Mandingo treatment.
They're brothers that could swim. We have always considered italians in the same pot as blacks. I think everybody does. They act the same way.
RocCityShootFest

United States

#23 Sunday Jul 12
the wedge wrote:
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Exactly! I've been around just about every ethnicity, have friends and acquaintances of all races, and everyone is pretty much the same! The people on here are so hateful they actually hate themselves!
This comming from our very own pathetic anti semetic Jew haiting failure in life in every way???
Wedgie boy you sure take the cake in the looser dept. Why don't you go feed some bums or tudor some little boys today and then come back and blow your own horn and brag all about it.
the wedge

Woodbridge, NJ

#24 Sunday Jul 12
RocCityShootFest wrote:
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This comming from our very own pathetic anti semetic Jew haiting failure in life in every way???
Wedgie boy you sure take the cake in the looser dept. Why don't you go feed some bums or tudor some little boys today and then come back and blow your own horn and brag all about it.
Why don't you come with me and do all that stuff, make yourself useful. You'd be impacting someone's life, IescapeNY.

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