Stateside Ricans are an oppressed minority by consent.

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Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Does the average Puerto Rican that moves to NY or FL not understand the whole Democrat vs Republican? That's the only explanation I can come up with as to why they have such a high voter turnout % on the island but one of the lowest in the states.

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Nov 26, 2012
 
But even then they must have noticed the PPD's affiliation with the national Democrats, and then Fortuno with the Republicans.

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Jorge wrote:
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The Florida Puerto Rican has a higher participation, are better educated and their poverty rate is way lower than New Yoricans.
And their voter turnout is also significantly lower than the island average. It may be higher than NY but it's still alot lower than on the island itself.

Im incredibly confused as to why.

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Jorge wrote:
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Oppression (as a minority) confuses those who suffer it.
Oh I see what you mean, yout saying it's similar to the Blacks and the "plantation" mentality?
TPMP

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Jorge wrote:
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You are questioning about "the average Puerto Rican who moves to NY"; these are the minority among Puerto Ricans.
Most island Puerto Ricans have moved to Central Florida; while New York Puerto Ricans have been there for generations.
There's a lot of apathy among New Yoricans to actively take their destiny in their own hands (due, mainly, for staying as an oppressed minority).
Not based on facts.

Many Puerto Ricans who hail fom NY have moved to Central Florida, as well as spread out across the Tri-state area.

You are caught in a time warp.

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CF has been a COMING TOGETHER of both island and stateside Ricans.

The demographics are really unique.

But, you can keep Kissimmee.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Jorge wrote:
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There are well over million plus New Yoricans in New York (and certainly NOT newly arrived)...but, generations old New Yoricans which have one of the States highest poverty rates.
Statehood has definitely NOT been good for our oppressed people in New York and all over most Eastern states.
Each individual is responsible for themself.

I can honestly say that speaking from personal experience.

It all starts in the home.

Or better yet. Go ask Sonia Sotomayor. Write her a letter with you observations. I bet she would do her best to answer you.
TPMP

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Nov 26, 2012
 

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Jorge wrote:
Personal reponsibility depends on equal opportunities for all.
If opportunities are unequal, then the individual is not to be blamed.
Island Puerto Ricans are teaching US oppressed minorities that the only way to "equal opportunity" is thru community organization and enfranchisment (and not thru individual indifference).
Island Puerto Ricans are teaching US Puerto Ricans NOTHING.

Don't patronize me.

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I concern myself with my own, Jorge.

I have 4 mouths to feed. A mortgage to pay and a business to help run.

My plate is fully loaded.

People are responsible for themselves and their own circumstances.

I very much prescribe to the idea of the rugged individualist.

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Frankly,I am not worried about Puerto Rico. Only up to a certain point.

Although, they are my people.

After we go. The prob of PR wil still be there. One has to put things in perspective.

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I made it on my own, busting my azz.

Pennysaver and Newsday paper routes when i was younger.

Mowing lawns and raking neighbors leaves for extra pocket cash when i was quite young.

Busting my ass by Breaking down and setting up my mother's table in Long Island flea-markets (She was going back to school herself after buingy a home while she sold various forms of merchandise on the side)

I Worked with my stepfather sweating in the sun doing masonry work (Paving driveways, bricklaying, etc).

Working in the South shore mall selling clothes after school and during LI college days.

Busing and waiting tables. Then advancing on to working in swankier Downtown Manhattan establishments after i got good experience under my belt. I was that good.

Salesman in clothing stores again in Manhattan.

Working in a yeshiva in Upper Manhattan.

Moonlighting as a nightclub bouncer.

I ,now, train private clients on strictly a gym part-time for extra cash which comes in mighty handy.

I have my own thing after putting up with a lot of crap from my in-laws to get it, and i still grin and put up with them (I won't say here what it is because is not anyone's business)

THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES in this world.

AGAIN....It is up to the individual to get off their azz and stop complaining.

If this doesn't work out. I always have my education to fall back on and i will just finish up my credits and proceed onto graduate or law school as i originally intended after my kids are raised.

I will just keep on keeping on.

(Each individual is responsible for themself and the way they turn out)

AGAIN. No complaining, Jorge!.... Just get up and do!!
Dennis Algarin

Georgetown, TX

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Jorge wrote:
Personal reponsibility depends on equal opportunities for all.
If opportunities are unequal, then the individual is not to be blamed.
Island Puerto Ricans are teaching US oppressed minorities that the only way to "equal opportunity" is thru community organization and enfranchisment (and not thru individual indifference).
who ever wrote this tread don't know what they r talkin about. it
was u jorge right? for u hate your own people who r really the ones
who have been oppressed for well over 100 hundred yrs. u Don't have
children do you? U should stopp lying about your relatives in the
mainland..........
pam

Bakersfield, CA

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TPMP wrote:
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Island Puerto Ricans are teaching US Puerto Ricans NOTHING.
Don't patronize me.
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I concern myself with my own, Jorge.
I have 4 mouths to feed. A mortgage to pay and a business to help run.
My plate is fully loaded.
People are responsible for themselves and their own circumstances.
I very much prescribe to the idea of the rugged individualist.
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Frankly,I am not worried about Puerto Rico. Only up to a certain point.
Although, they are my people.
After we go. The prob of PR wil still be there. One has to put things in perspective.
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I made it on my own, busting my azz.
Pennysaver and Newsday paper routes when i was younger.
Mowing lawns and raking neighbors leaves for extra pocket cash when i was quite young.
Busting my ass by Breaking down and setting up my mother's table in Long Island flea-markets (She was going back to school herself after buingy a home while she sold various forms of merchandise on the side)
I Worked with my stepfather sweating in the sun doing masonry work (Paving driveways, bricklaying, etc).
Working in the South shore mall selling clothes after school and during LI college days.
Busing and waiting tables. Then advancing on to working in swankier Downtown Manhattan establishments after i got good experience under my belt. I was that good.
Salesman in clothing stores again in Manhattan.
Working in a yeshiva in Upper Manhattan.
Moonlighting as a nightclub bouncer.
I ,now, train private clients on strictly a gym part-time for extra cash which comes in mighty handy.
I have my own thing after putting up with a lot of crap from my in-laws to get it, and i still grin and put up with them (I won't say here what it is because is not anyone's business)
THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES in this world.
AGAIN....It is up to the individual to get off their azz and stop complaining.
If this doesn't work out. I always have my education to fall back on and i will just finish up my credits and proceed onto graduate or law school as i originally intended after my kids are raised.
I will just keep on keeping on.
(Each individual is responsible for themself and the way they turn out)
AGAIN. No complaining, Jorge!.... Just get up and do!!
Shame on you for telling so much about yourself.
Is your arm tired of patting yourself on the ack after your inlaws helped you so much fopr their daughter and grandchildrens sake?
Hang your stuck up head in shame.
And stop complaining!
pam

Bakersfield, CA

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Nov 27, 2012
 

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And jorge, they were not hardships. That is part of growning up. Kids mowing lawns here in the summer is a normal part of growing up and setting up a table and then taking it down again is nothing.
He is milking for sympathy.

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