how come puerto ricans are so short?

Since: Sep 12

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#81 Sep 15, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
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Maybe your right with this generalization but there are many tall Ricans. My observation is that social class has a lot to do with this, poor and working class Ricans TEND to be shorter while I am always in awe at the skyscraper Men and Women who live in wealthy Guaynabo City....
that maybe the case since the puerto ricans i see are the ones from the bronx new york
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#82 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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that maybe the case since the puerto ricans i see are the ones from the bronx new york
Lol

hahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah aha

The P. Ricans you see in the Bronx??????

ROTFLMAO

buahahahahahahahahahahhaahha!

Those are New Yorkers, Einstein!

The only Puerto Ricans you may see there are the ones born in the island who visit their relatives born in New York (which makes them native New Yorkers)....

God!

If born in the Bronx, you're a New Yorker; born in San Juan, you're a Puerto Rican...(see the difference?).

Those are short New Yorkers, the ones you see in New York!

By the way, my cousins (twice removed) who are second generation New Yorkers (from both sides) but whose grandparents were born and raised here in the island, are over 6 ft. both of them...But you have to go all the way out to Long Island to find them.

That must be it, the further you are from Manhattan Isl., the taller New Yorkers become....

hahahahaahahahaahahahahahah

Since: Sep 12

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#83 Sep 15, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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Lol
hahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah aha
The P. Ricans you see in the Bronx??????
ROTFLMAO
buahahahahahahahahahahhaahha!
Those are New Yorkers, Einstein!
The only Puerto Ricans you may see there are the ones born in the island who visit their relatives born in New York (which makes them native New Yorkers)....
God!
If born in the Bronx, you're a New Yorker; born in San Juan, you're a Puerto Rican...(see the difference?).
Those are short New Yorkers, the ones you see in New York!
By the way, my cousins (twice removed) who are second generation New Yorkers (from both sides) but whose grandparents were born and raised here in the island, are over 6 ft. both of them...But you have to go all the way out to Long Island to find them.
That must be it, the further you are from Manhattan Isl., the taller New Yorkers become....
hahahahaahahahaahahahahahah
the location doesn't matter in height they are still puerto ricans just born in the bronx they claim puerto rican they have puerto rican flags
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#84 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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the location doesn't matter in height they are still puerto ricans just born in the bronx they claim puerto rican they have puerto rican flags
Who claims they are still Puerto Ricans, you or the ones you know?

They may have Puerto Rican flags because they hold on to their Hispanic heritage (as a sense of fighting the discrimination suffered by their ancestors who migrated from a Spanish speaking US colony) but, they integrated and have been living and breathing the Anglo one...

Do you still consider them Puerto Ricans?

Since: Sep 12

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#85 Sep 15, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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Who claims they are still Puerto Ricans, you or the ones you know?
They may have Puerto Rican flags because they hold on to their Hispanic heritage (as a sense of fighting the discrimination suffered by their ancestors who migrated from a Spanish speaking US colony) but, they integrated and have been living and breathing the Anglo one...
Do you still consider them Puerto Ricans?
all of them do. every puerto rican in new york claim puerto rican before anything even though they are born in new york and have never been to puerto rico and most dont even speak spanish and yes i consider them puerto rican
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#86 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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that maybe the case since the puerto ricans i see are the ones from the bronx new york
Hey moth,

Unless you're a full blooded Native American, your ancestors were immigrants from some far away, God forsaken country.

I bet my last dollar that they were so poor, that they rather perish making the trip all the way to America rather than starve.

That is if they were Europeans.

If they were Africans, the story is extremely different.

But, Puerto Ricans were never immigrants.

The US came to us, here ...to Puerto Rico.

We never wanted to be part of the US, like your ancestors.

The US wanted us to be part of that great nation.

We didn't have to cross oceans (for months) to get to any US state.

Most Puerto Ricans went by plane; were already citizens (didn't have to take any physicals, like your people; nor be tested for our citizenship; nor wait in lines, for hours, in immigration offices).

So, who came as a full American (European immigrants or us, full blooded Americans)?

We can afford the luxury of holding on to our native Spanish (regardless if we were born in any state) for we refused to melt into any pot; like your people.

So, yes, those New Yorkers of Puerto Rican ancestry have all the right in the world to rub Puerto Rico's flag on your face; while being full blooded Americans.

You cant do the same.

Your people bought that "melting pot" nonsense, for Civil Rights came in 1965, saving our Spanish heritage and identity.

The only thing melting here, are tuna melts and cheese sandwiches...

LOL

hahahahahaahahahahahahahahhaha haha

Since: Sep 12

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#87 Sep 15, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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Hey moth,
Unless you're a full blooded Native American, your ancestors were immigrants from some far away, God forsaken country.
I bet my last dollar that they were so poor, that they rather perish making the trip all the way to America rather than starve.
That is if they were Europeans.
If they were Africans, the story is extremely different.
But, Puerto Ricans were never immigrants.
The US came to us, here ...to Puerto Rico.
We never wanted to be part of the US, like your ancestors.
The US wanted us to be part of that great nation.
We didn't have to cross oceans (for months) to get to any US state.
Most Puerto Ricans went by plane; were already citizens (didn't have to take any physicals, like your people; nor be tested for our citizenship; nor wait in lines, for hours, in immigration offices).
So, who came as a full American (European immigrants or us, full blooded Americans)?
We can afford the luxury of holding on to our native Spanish (regardless if we were born in any state) for we refused to melt into any pot; like your people.
So, yes, those New Yorkers of Puerto Rican ancestry have all the right in the world to rub Puerto Rico's flag on your face; while being full blooded Americans.
You cant do the same.
Your people bought that "melting pot" nonsense, for Civil Rights came in 1965, saving our Spanish heritage and identity.
The only thing melting here, are tuna melts and cheese sandwiches...
LOL
hahahahahaahahahahahahahahhaha haha
technically native americans aren't even native to this country and actually puerto ricans do want to be apart of the US since they voted to be apart of the US they wasn't forced to be and actually african immigrants would come to the US for a better life same goes for everyone
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#88 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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yes i consider them puerto rican
It is YOU who consider them Puerto Ricans.

It is YOU who wants them to be Puerto Ricans (and not New Yorkers).

Why do you discriminate against your fellow New Yorkers by insisting in labeling everyone (this one is Italian, that other one is Dominican; this other, Latino..and so on).

'til when, mothman,'til when will New York stop discriminating against its own people and taxpayers?

Why do you insist on doing this?

It's anti American!

No wonder the world hates us, if we (here in America) still insist in discriminating our own people and labeling by places of origin (regardless how many generations they live in the US) and races.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#89 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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all of them do. every puerto rican in new york claim puerto rican before anything even though they are born in new york and have never been to puerto rico and most dont even speak spanish...
If that's so, then give them a lesson and start by believing that they are New Yorkers, first and foremost.

Treat them as fellow New Yorkers and I promise you'll life will change for the better.

Let's change the old USA and bring this nation into the 21st century, the NEW US of A.

Since: Sep 12

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#90 Sep 15, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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It is YOU who consider them Puerto Ricans.
It is YOU who wants them to be Puerto Ricans (and not New Yorkers).
Why do you discriminate against your fellow New Yorkers by insisting in labeling everyone (this one is Italian, that other one is Dominican; this other, Latino..and so on).
'til when, mothman,'til when will New York stop discriminating against its own people and taxpayers?
Why do you insist on doing this?
It's anti American!
No wonder the world hates us, if we (here in America) still insist in discriminating our own people and labeling by places of origin (regardless how many generations they live in the US) and races.
did you not read what i said? THEY consider THEMSELVES as puerto ricans i didnt. why dont you come to new york and ask them what they consider themselves and find out?

Since: Sep 12

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#91 Sep 15, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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If that's so, then give them a lesson and start by believing that they are New Yorkers, first and foremost.
Treat them as fellow New Yorkers and I promise you'll life will change for the better.
Let's change the old USA and bring this nation into the 21st century, the NEW US of A.
why dont they treat and see themselves as new yorkers? why do they always talk about them being puerto ricans? why do they look down on everyone who isnt puerto rican?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#92 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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technically
There's no technicality in being the first to claim a virgin land, theirs.

God made the earth to be inhabited.

In fact, America's native did not own their land, they did not believe in ownership or private property.

So much for that nonsense that Native Americans did first giving Europeans the much needed excuse to claim and take a land which Native were willing to share.

Don't impose 20th century technicalities (like the entitlements) on indigenous cultures. Its a sorry excuse to grab instead of cohabitate.

Don't justify a crime against our indigenous!

We owe them, they don't owe us.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#93 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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did you not read what i said? THEY consider THEMSELVES as puerto ricans i didnt.
So what?

Like you post.

THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES...

I invite you to start living in the 21st century and break with old, outdated "considerations".

That's "their" problem.

Apparently, you're well aware that some don't speak Spanish and have never been here, in P.Rico.

How do you know all of this?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#94 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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why dont they treat and see themselves as new yorkers? why do they always talk about them being puerto ricans? why do they look down on everyone who isnt puerto rican?
You feel they "look down" on others?

Maybe they don't know any better, for they themselves have been "looked down" by those who "play along" such a ridicuous game of "balkanizing" such a beautiful city, as New York.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#95 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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actually puerto ricans do want to be apart of the US since they voted to be apart of the US
You've said it-Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico voted...

But, who told you we don't want to be part of the US?

"technically, we're apart of the US (like you post) because we live in a Caribbean island, 1,500 miles away from Florida.

We've never voted to break away from the US.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#96 Sep 15, 2012
mothman and slenderman wrote:
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... the US they wasn't forced to be...
And yes, the US forced themselves onto us.

We were invaded by the US.

The US came to us.

The US forced the US citizenship on us, by Congressional law.

Puerto Rico was a Spanish province, a peaceful Spanish province when the US ships attacked Spanish Puerto Rico, invaded and bombed their way into the island.

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#97 Sep 16, 2012
Wow you guys have a really heated discussion going on... In my opinion Nuyoricans are about as Puerto Rican as greaseball Jersey Shore Guidos are Italian... I think this is a fair comparison Nuyorican does not equal Puerto Rican.... Guidos does not equal Italian....
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#98 Sep 16, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
Wow you guys have a really heated discussion going on... In my opinion Nuyoricans are about as Puerto Rican as greaseball Jersey Shore Guidos are Italian... I think this is a fair comparison Nuyorican does not equal Puerto Rican.... Guidos does not equal Italian....
This mothman gets too "technical" (if you catch my drift).

LOL
to make dave happy

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

#99 Sep 19, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
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Maybe your right with this generalization but there are many tall Ricans. My observation is that social class has a lot to do with this, poor and working class Ricans TEND to be shorter while I am always in awe at the skyscraper Men and Women who live in wealthy Guaynabo City....
that is bs, one thing has nothing to do with the other, what an idiot!!
UruEuWauWau

Belém, Brazil

#100 Sep 20, 2012
Prolly cause of Amerindian blood. ;-) I dun recall Boricuas overall bein' very short though, not more than average Yank, anyway. ;-D

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