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PR=highest concentration of US Latin Americans.

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Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1 Jun 19, 2013
Island Puerto Ricans are first and foremost US Latin Americans.

We, island Puerto Ricans, insist on our Latin Americanness as well as our US citizenship.

We do not need any June parade to remind us of our roots, unique multi race, etc.

Island Puerto Ricans resist being a US minority as our stateside Ricans are.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#2 Jun 19, 2013
Jorge wrote:
We, island Puerto Ricans, insist on our Latin Americanness
And nobody is going to take that away.

Congress has rejected legislation on several occasions that would have required English-only as a condition of statehood.

Alaska, Louisiana, Maine, and Hawaii all have indigenous languages - 7 in Alaska's case - as does American Samoa (Samoan), Guam (Chammoran), and the Northern Mariana Islands (Chammoran and Carolinian). Not to mention the dozens of American Indian nations.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Jun 19, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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And nobody is going to take that away.
Congress has rejected legislation on several occasions that would have required English-only as a condition of statehood.
Alaska, Louisiana, Maine, and Hawaii all have indigenous languages - 7 in Alaska's case - as does American Samoa (Samoan), Guam (Chammoran), and the Northern Mariana Islands (Chammoran and Carolinian). Not to mention the dozens of American Indian nations.
Latinamericanness is way more than a language...it is a blood, cultural, way of viewing the world, etc.... connection.

Only a US Anglo who insist on expanding its understanding of its neighbors to the South, will come to grasp our reality.

Puerto Rico IS the Latin American part of our big US of A.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#4 Jun 19, 2013
The Tejanos and Californos were once Spanish too just like the Puerto Ricans.

The Gold Rush is the only reason California attracted a large Anglo population in the first place.

Heck, we will be a Latin American nation by 2042 ...

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