Do Mexicans Hate Puerto Ricans?

Do Mexicans Hate Puerto Ricans?

There are 72 comments on the Houston Press story from Sep 14, 2011, titled Do Mexicans Hate Puerto Ricans?. In it, Houston Press reports that:

I live in up-state New York , and while we have a relatively small Mexican population, we have a large number of Puerto Ricans, especially in the community I live.

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LOL

De Soto, KS

#1 Sep 14, 2011
Probably they hate everyone that isn't Mexican.
LMAO

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 11, 2012
The reason I think that Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans has to do with the whole citizenship isuse.Another reason that there is beef between them is that Mexican girls love Puerto Rican guys,because they are handsome and sexy.Mexican guys always loose their girls to Puerto Rican guys.But not all Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans.My mom is Mexican and she married a Puerto Rican,my father.I am half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.And I love both my cultures.
steven

Bronx, NY

#5 May 14, 2013
LMAO wrote:
The reason I think that Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans has to do with the whole citizenship isuse.Another reason that there is beef between them is that Mexican girls love Puerto Rican guys,because they are handsome and sexy.Mexican guys always loose their girls to Puerto Rican guys.But not all Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans.My mom is Mexican and she married a Puerto Rican,my father.I am half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.And I love both my cultures.
This true. Im half puerto rican and qanta mexican girl, my friend. From the military was full pr from chicago and he is with a mexican girl. Many prs I knew including him cant stand pr girls. They say and to some extent agree.they believe pr women are bad or crazy in relationships or have drama so they dont look for pr girls anymore
Whateva

Wilmette, IL

#6 May 14, 2013
steven wrote:
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This true. Im half puerto rican and qanta mexican girl, my friend. From the military was full pr from chicago and he is with a mexican girl. Many prs I knew including him cant stand pr girls. They say and to some extent agree.they believe pr women are bad or crazy in relationships or have drama so they dont look for pr girls anymore
Well he has a problem. Most likely experienced a bad relationship with a PR gal,with that said, every Nationality has its group of bad/crazies so I hope he (your friend) gives it another shot.
Puerto Rican girls instilled with their culture,traditions,etc. are pretty much domesticated.
Whateva

Wilmette, IL

#7 May 14, 2013
LOL wrote:
Probably they hate everyone that isn't Mexican.
True. They hate anyone who is not Mexican. Being Hispanic myself(not Mexican) I have had the opportunity to see first hand how Mexicans thing, their discrimination and their exaggerated pride when it come to their own people,country,etc.
If you are not Mexican you are not (pretty much) respected.
For those who have doubt about what I am saying, take a walk on their wild side of their own neighborhoods,stick around ,listen and observe.
Whateva

Wilmette, IL

#8 May 14, 2013
LMAO wrote:
The reason I think that Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans has to do with the whole citizenship isuse.Another reason that there is beef between them is that Mexican girls love Puerto Rican guys,because they are handsome and sexy.Mexican guys always loose their girls to Puerto Rican guys.But not all Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans.My mom is Mexican and she married a Puerto Rican,my father.I am half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.And I love both my cultures.
You are right. And Rican girls are lovable,sexy and determined to make you happy as her man/husband.
Whateva

Wilmette, IL

#9 May 14, 2013
Ask any other Hispanic what they think about Mexicans.... you would be surprised at their answer. The answers are basically the same... Mexicans think it's all about them,their country and no one else matters.
This country(Mexico) is ruled by Narcos,the Government is corrupt ,people are killing each other due to their one of their greatest export(DRUGS), the majority of people are poor/ uneducated,their country has rich resources but yet don't care enough to stay fight and better their own country,do for their poor/people.....the pride they exhibit is unbelievable and for reason that leave one shaking their heads in disbelief. Their thought that they are better then those here in America who have fought,struggled to build this great Nation is very confusing given the fact where they come from and the reason they fled; in the first place.
It's mind boggling the pride they express/exhibit when there is nothing to show for it.
Whateva

Wilmette, IL

#11 May 14, 2013
We dont hate them wrote:
Finally someone out there that makes us look good by comparison.
Just kidding, Mexicans only hate haters.



Get off that trip brother... it's not hate ,but Facts!

Other Hispanics have seen your actions... they are telling, to say the least.
j ayala

United States

#12 Jul 19, 2013
hmm hi. i just wanted to say that i don't hate PRs i am MEXICAN i was born in mexico & i don't think mexican men loose their women because PRs men. that ain't true. im not gonna lie ricans have better style like they know how to dress & better hair cuts while mexican men only cares bout working & not care bout themselfs. im a mexican that looks puerto rican i know cus lot of ppl tell me that & i don't get offended cus we r all latinos.i get along with my PRs friends really good im a barber & im the only mex working there while the rest r all PRs & we cool.also we do not have a problem with PRa being citizen that's stupid is like hating americans for being citizens in the usa.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jul 22, 2013
What Europeans think of each other

I just came across this page, which explains many well-known stereotypes about European countries:

This is a basic backgrounder for Americans, primarily, who might think Europeans do nothing all day but ***** about Americans. Don’t get me wrong&#8213;they do love bitching about Americans. But they also like bitching about each other, as well. Bordering countries, especially, have complex caricatures of each other, even when an outsider might think they’re more or less the same. The following is based on my numerous interactions with Europeans, having lived there for 4 years. Here’s a run down:

The French &#8213; Disliked by some Spanish (particularly the Catalonians), for being arrogant. One woman from Barcelona told me,“Come on&#65508;who really likes the French? Nobody!” The Swiss don’t like the fact that they have contempt for authority and are lazy. The Brits, of course, have the most mixed feelings about the French, though. One half the country hates them, the other half loves them. Those that hate the French tend to like the Americans, and vice versa. In the UK, they’re considered stinky, rude (they never line/queue up like decent people), and a bit yellow, based on their tendency to not fend off invaders like the Nazis.The French, in turn, dislike the British, look down on Belgians for being stupid, and don’t have much to say, in my experience, about Spaniards or Germans (oddly).

The Italians &#8213; Most of the stereotypes are positive, but mostly because of the food. Northern Europeans consider them lazy and flaky, and maybe incapable of managing anything right (mostly because of the 50+ governments they’ve had since WW2). One Dutch professor I had dismissed another Italian one, saying,“All the Italians care about are pasta and mamma.”Italians, in turn, don’t have strong feelings about other Europeans, but within Italy, the north-south divide is pretty strong. Northern Italians continuously complain that Southerners are lazy and unproductive, while Southerners complain that Northerners are devoid of culture or joie de vivre.

The Germans &#8213; Germans are considered industrious but uptight and humorless, by just about all the other Europeans. They know WW2 is a sore spot for them, so other Europeans will often mercilessly tease them about it. As much as Germany is considered an economic powerhouse, the vast majority of Europeans don’t really want to learn German or study there (or send their kids there to study). The food is considered uninspired, too, and only Berlin has some cachet among younger Europeans for its vibrant underground club scene. The most anti-German sentiments are among the Dutch and Danish, who just hate them from invading their countries too often. When German ask for directions in Holland, they’re usually given directions to the shortest way out of the country, or told “Give us back our bikes!”, a reference to the fact that Germans confiscated Dutch bicycles during WW2.Danes hate it when you pronounce their capital as “ko-pen-HAH-gen”, because this is the German pronunciation. Either pronounce it the English way (with “HAY” instead), or the Danish way, which is literally impossible to put down here.Germans tend to like their Western neighbors far more than they are liked by them, but they look down on their Eastern neighbors, particularly Poles. They, oddly, have some mixed respect for the Czechs, who have resisted German aggression.
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divide and conquer/rule
a way of keeping yourself in a position of power by making the people under you disagree with each other so that they are unable to join together and remove you from your position
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Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jul 22, 2013
What Europeans think of each other

The Scandinavians &#8213; Widely respected by most other Europeans, because of their high standard of living …and blond hair and blue eyes. However, within Scandinavia there are some persistent stereotypes. The Norwegians, Danes and Finns all think the Swedes are stupid and uptight. Norwegians are considered racist. Danes are considered more blunt than the others, maybe a bit more cranky, and the Finns are oddly introverted, even by Scandinavian standards. Except for the Danes really disliking Germans, and Finns really disliking Russians, they don’t really have anything against other Europeans.

The Belgians &#8213; Considered idiots by both the Dutch and the French. Belgians, in turn, consider the Dutch to be a bunch of cranky assholes, and French stuck-up.

The Dutch &#8213; The Dutch, like the Scandinavians, have an enviable economy and social order that’s admired by southern European countries. However, they do have a reputation of being self-righteous “know-it-alls” and very similar to their German cousins in terms of their rigidity. But they do not like any comparisons to Germans, and if you remind them that the Dutch national anthem makes a reference to the Dutch being “van Duitse bloed”(from German blood), you might quickly get the silent treatment. The Dutch are also disliked for being the biggest misers in Europe, and because of this they incur the wrath of the tourist industry wherever they travel. The Dutch have been known to stock up on water before they take their campers down to the south of France.The Dutch, in turn, kind of look down on just about everyone. Yes, there’s a bit of a reason for the “know-it-all” smart-ass reputation they have.

The Swiss &#8213; Considered extremely rigid, even by the Germans. Blunt to the point of being rude, the Swiss probably have the least likely reputation for being characterized as “friendly” or “warm”. Note that there is a big cultural divide between French-speaking Swiss, and the German-speaking Swiss. The former are almost exactly like the French, except having a blander cuisine and more respect for authority, the latter being more like the Germans except even more stiff, rigid and cranky. However, everyone knows Switzerland “works” so the fact that foreigners comprise 20% of the population (mostly from EU member states) should make this clear.Note that the German-speaking Swiss also speak their own variant of German, which sounds very strange if you’ve only been exposed to standard “hoch-Deutsch”.
The Spaniards &#8213; Honestly, very little antagonism against the Spanish or by the Spanish. No one really seems to dislike them, and they don’t seem to really dislike anyone else.(Yes, some Spaniards near the border to France don’t like the French very much) Not entirely sure why. However, God forbid you speak Spanish with a Latin American accent &#8213; there is still a lot of snobbery among Spaniards towards Latin Americans. Spaniards consider themselves white and European, and would be deeply insulted if you suggested they were Latin American of any kind.

The Greeks &#8213; Only nominally considered European by other Europeans, but the Greeks fiercely identify as European. Naturally, this is a huge irritant to Greeks.

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di·vide
a. To cause to separate into opposing factions; disunite:
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 22, 2013
What Europeans think of each other

The Poles &#8213; Not much seems to register about Poland and the Poles except that they’re quiet. They are a relatively big country (40 million people) so the supposed scare of being overrun by Eastern Europeans when a bunch of Eastern European countries joined the EU in 2005 focused in on the Poles. The Germans really don’t like Poles, and among Germany’s 9 neighbors, are disliked the most. Poland is considered a country of car thieves by the Germans. Really, the relationship between Germany and Poland is similar to that of the United States and Mexico, and often for many of the same reasons (differences in income, history of war, different languages, etc.).Poles really shore up their hatred for their eastern & southern neighbors, primarily Russia and Ukraine, although they don’t like Czechs, Slovaks or Lithuanians either. Oddly, they don’t really mind the Germans, and probably still fear them a bit &#8213; you never, ever hear jokes about Germans in Poland.

The Czechs &#8213; Considered a relatively bright spot of Eastern Europe by Western Europeans, but I think primarily because Prague is such a gorgeous city and a popular tourist destination. Czechs are a bit like Germans, though &#8213; a bit rude, blunt, and cold. Poles don’t have much good to say about them.

The Austrians &#8213; Considered a mix of the best & worst aspects of Germany and the Balkans, Austrians are considered laid-back but very nationalistic and racist. They’re said to be the birthplace of Hitler, but never came around to being fully apologetic about the Holocaust (unlike Germany). Neutral feelings from most ofWestern Europe, negative feelings from Germans (who consider them backwards, and not always the representing the best image of German-speaking people) and admired by Eastern Europeans (a throwback to the Hapsburgs).

The British - About half of the British would be really angry at being called European, so that should provide an apt starting point. The main beef with the Brits is that they’re considered the lapdog of the U.S., and are anti-European because the U.S. tells them to be so. They are considered polite, but maybe a bit two-faced (hence “Janus Britain”) and snobby. The Scots and Welsh are tolerated and liked, inasmuch as that no one really knows too much about them outside the UK, but the English are those that bear the brunt of negative sentiments among other Europeans. After all, London is in England.
The English also have a poor reputation in tourist traps, such as Amsterdam and Ibiza, for being loud-mouthed, obnoxious drunks.
The English, in turn, really seem to hate everyone. This is because it’s pretty hard to find an Englishman that has even, at best, neutral opinions about other Europeans (or Americans, or other nationalities). Europe is full of English expats, and the longer they live abroad, the more they seem to hate their host country. And yet they never seem to want to move home.

The Irish &#8213; A very small country, despite its exaggerated importance in Americans’ minds (just over 3 million) but considered polite and humble. They nominally dislike the English, but I have yet to meet an Irishman who really loathes the English. The sentiments towards the Irish and by the Irish seem to be positive, overall.

I personally don’t know much about how the Portuguese, Hungarians, Romanians, Bulgarians, and others are perceived, or how they perceive others, but if you have something to add, please do so in the comments below.
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divide and conquer

A combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.
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Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jul 22, 2013
What Europeans think of each other

I’ll leave you with this poster I saw in an Italian office years ago, that helps sum it up in some ways:

In Heaven…
the mechanics are German
the chefs are French
the police are British
the lovers are Italian
and everything is organized by the Swiss.

In Hell…
the mechanics are French
the police are German
the chefs are British
the lovers are Swiss
and everything is organized by the Italians.
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divide and conquer

A strategy for achieving political or military control.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/divide_and_conq...
Gaby

Chicago, IL

#17 Sep 4, 2013
i hate puertoricans they are just as terrible as black people
white chicana

Ogden, UT

#18 Oct 1, 2013
LMAO wrote:
The reason I think that Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans has to do with the whole citizenship isuse.Another reason that there is beef between them is that Mexican girls love Puerto Rican guys,because they are handsome and sexy.Mexican guys always loose their girls to Puerto Rican guys.But not all Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans.My mom is Mexican and she married a Puerto Rican,my father.I am half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.And I love both my cultures.
You are Mexirican! I am mexican american, I married a Puerto rican, but most of my mexican american cousins married other mexicans. So this is not true. sorry. For the most part, Mexicans marry other Mexicans or mexican americans. There is too much pressure to marry within. I think most PR guys look too black and are not really cute (dont like it when a man plucks more eyebrow than I do) but my husband is light skinned with white features and light brown hair and is really cute (unlike most)
white chicana

Ogden, UT

#19 Oct 1, 2013
Whateva wrote:
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True. They hate anyone who is not Mexican. Being Hispanic myself(not Mexican) I have had the opportunity to see first hand how Mexicans thing, their discrimination and their exaggerated pride when it come to their own people,country,etc.
If you are not Mexican you are not (pretty much) respected.
For those who have doubt about what I am saying, take a walk on their wild side of their own neighborhoods,stick around ,listen and observe.
It can be true the other way around. I am mexican american, My husband is PR and his sister and mother have been very rude and discriminatory to me. I was really nice and was excited to meet them, they were sh^tty to me. So I stopped trying, I don't give a fack anymore. Puertorican woman are really spoiled and have very little manners. Bochinchosas que son! My husband treats me like royalty, and I treat him like a KING. His first wife (Puertoriquena) cheated on him and got pregnant by some other dude. Then he met me, a match made in heaven. I am super faithful and a super domesticated, como una buena Mexicana.
white chicana

Ogden, UT

#20 Oct 1, 2013
I can cook arroz con gandules y lechon! and then cook some frijoles y salsa picante. I have the best of both worlds, Whateva!
JustAWhiteGirl

Springdale, AR

#22 Dec 20, 2013
I'm just white but I go to a school where I'm a minority and my boyfriend and a few of my friends are Puerto Rican and I have a lot of Mexican friends and stuff (and Marshallese, it's pretty cool) and most of our school is Mexican/Hispanic/I don't know and Marshallese and the Mexicans don't like the Puerto Ricans and the Puerto Ricans don't like the Mexicans, but we're 15 through 20 year olds and it's not really that they have a reason anymore, they just do. They don't get in fights and stuff, they just avoid each other because their families do the same. It's really cool to get to see how everyone interacts together, and how cultures overlap, but honestly, if parents weren't racist around their children, would there be racism nowadays? All the Mexicans and Puerto Ricans I know at this point don't really have a reason why they don't like each other, they just don't.
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Dec 20, 2013
Ha! And yet the mexicans want america to love them, we dont.
Sweet Me

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#24 Feb 17, 2014
It is so obvious Mexicans hate PR. I (Puertorrican) lived a whole year and a half with 3 Mexicans for college and let me tell you... It was hell! They would team up against me, never let me sleep yet complained if I stayed up late, and so much more. Even the food they would take away without my permission. It's sad that for no reason Hispanics/latins would hate each other, I met a few very nive Mexicans though.

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