Puerto Rican culture is very unique and diverse and is mainly influenced by its past. It is a melting pot of Taino Indian, Spanish, African, and American cultures, which is what makes Puerto Rico unique. Puerto Rican music, clothing, food, traditions, holidays, languages, and religions are all influenced from the diversity of the population. The official languages are Spanish and English because of the long period of time when Spain ruled and then later, when it became U.S. territory. The majority of the population of Puerto Rico is also Roman Catholic or Protestant again, because it was ruled by the Spanish Crown for over an extended period of time.
Language in the Puerto Rican Culture One of the first things I noticed while attending the Puerto Rican Festival was the language differences (2017). Most people spoke Spanish, and Spanish seemed to be their preferred language over English. At the festival, it was difficult to communicate. People carried
Showing up in sea tempest attacked Puerto Rico since Maria's landfall, President Trump offered a healthy round of congrats to government help endeavors and expressed gratitude toward the island's representative. In any case, the president likewise recommended Maria was not a "genuine calamity," made an odd and misdirecting correlation with the loss of life from Hurricane Katrina, and clowned about how the sea tempest would influence the government spending plan. “Puerto Rico survived the hurricane," President Trump rightly says, and "Now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." Hard words, but true.
Puerto Rico held many of my most cherished childhood memories. The 3 years my family spent there were some of the best years of my life. I remember the day we arrived there and settled into a hotel to live temporarily. I wasn’t sure why I
The autobiography When I was Puerto Rican, written by Esmeralda Santiago, tells a story of a poor girl trying to succeed. The settings in this novel have an important influence on Esmeralda. They influence her behavior and change her ideals as an adult. Negi goes through many changes based on the challenges she faces by moving to new locations where society is different. All of these changes allow her to become a stronger person. When she lives in El Mangle, Negi has to face extreme prejudice against her upbringing as a jibara. When she leaves Puerto Rico to move to Brooklyn, she is forced to face an entirely different society. All of these events that took place in Esmeralda’s childhood had a significant impact in shaping her into an adult.
Puerto Rico What's a common location that comes up in discussion when someone thinks of a destination to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Main land of the United States? Normally Puerto Rico isn't too far away from conversation. Puerto Rico is a beautiful place with the perfect climate and many historical sites to take that getaway that you have always wanted. Today we will discuss major issues in/of Puerto Rico, the significance of this research and data sources, and lastly I will describe the data collected and research found during my inquiry on the region known as Puerto Rico
Journal Entry 2: Puerto Rican experiences as they enter the U.S Interestingly enough I never learned about the history of Puerto Rico while in school. The curriculum during my grade school years never included Puerto Rican history. It is interesting that there is a whole month dedicated to Hispanic heritage and not once did we touch upon the history of Puerto Rico. When reading the book by Ray Suarez I found that there were many instances where oppression, racism, and discrimination were portrayed. Ray Suarez speaks about Isabel Gonzalez a young pregnant Puerto Rican woman who wanted to move to the United States with her fiancé who was an American citizen. However, while on her way to New York a new regulation was passed that changed her immigration
Who am I? Like many Puerto Ricans before me, I have questioned my cultural identity. We claim to be a commonwealth, a free associated state, but we are neither free nor a state. This is where our dilemma lies. What are we if not a state? What are we if not free? We are stuck in the middle, we have become a paradox, a contradiction. Now the question here lies: what- or better yet- who are we?
The historians Lynn Thomas and Laura Briggs explore how the colonial state attempted to control women’s bodies and reproductive capacities in Kenya and Puerto Rico. Thomas focuses on the concern of British colonial officers in Kenya, particularly in the Meru tribe, about low birthrates. The British Empire felt that it was part of their humanitarian obligation as colonizers to ensure the health of women and their babies, discourage abortion, and encourage reproduction. In Puerto Rico, Briggs traces the fear of sexually transmitted diseases, over-population and eventually over-sterilization. The United States was first concerned about various diseases that their soldiers would pick up from prostitutes in Puerto Rico, and then their worry
Escaped Africn American slave, reform, abolsotionist, orator and writer Fredrick Douglas once said “Without a struggle, there can be no progress”. Fighitng for the equailty for slaves was Douglas greatest struggle that transform into a life changing vicotry for many Africn Americans. Like Fredrick Douglas, Esmerlda Santigo touching autobiographic called When I was Puerto Rican, elborates on the stuggles of the Santigo family in Pueto Rico but also their process and assimlation in the Uinted States. Through the eyes of Esmerlda, the reader is taken on a journey of family, conflct, lanuage boundaries, assmilation, dreams and sacfrice, which everyone can relate to in their lives.
The History and Culture of Puerto Ricans ETHNICITY AND EMPOWERMENT IN THE MIGRATION EXPERIENCE The Puerto Rican people have a rich history of culture and ethnicity. Despite the many migrations of the Puerto Ricans, an intense spirit of ethnicity and cultural pride has followed these people wherever they have gone, whether that
Puerto Rico and the United States Since Puerto Rico was first discovered by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493, and Spanish colonization ensued in 1508, Puerto Rico has experienced all of these pressures of identity and culture.
The Historical Significance of Puerto Rico For most of its history, Puerto Rico has been controlled by an outside power, and its people oppressed. While Puerto Rico is currently a U.S. territory, Spanish colonialism has had a significant impact on the island’s development and identity. The history of the island itself
One of the most interesting and exciting places I have had the pleasure of visiting was the Island of Puerto Rico. Getting on the plane and arriving on the island was the easy part, but learning to navigate the island and getting reliable transportation was a whole other ball game.
I have a ticket in my hand. I can go anywhere in the world, see anything or meet anyone. The world has an abundance of cities and beautiful views. For what? A temporary ease to reality? Magical places filled with superficial smiles materialistically caused to cover up the evil within the country. So where would I go?