"stateside Ricans' passively accept being divided into clusters (in order to keep them as a powerless, oppressed minority"While island Puerto Ricans have been battling against the colonial power in Congress; trying to improve life in the islands by demanding our fair share of power as US citizens by taking our future and decision making into our own hands; stateside Ricans' passively accept being divided into clusters (in order to keep them as a powerless, oppressed minority).
These divisions (which happens in every state with large numbers of stateside "Ricans") have no other objective than to perpetuate them into a social, political and economical prostration while the majority imposes its decisions.
I do not agree with that but do think that PR's in USA , MUST WAKE UP and vote in massive numbers , in every election, local, state and federal.
At 18 yrs old, they must vote and I do not see that at all as far as state elections go esp in Florida.
PR have political muscle in numbers alone but they do not flex it.
Look at the judeos, You will not find a single judeo who ignores ANY election, regardless of how "small".
Cubanos are somewhat the same , the newer arrivals are not.
I grew up with many judeos in Bayside, NY and the day they turn 18 till they day they die, they vote in every election there is.
If there is an "election" on what flower display the park has and there is two feet of snow, they march through the snow and vote.