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  • The Story Of The Puerto Rican People Is Quite Unique In

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    The story of the Puerto Rican people is quite unique in the history of U.S. immigration, just as Puerto Rico dwell a distinctive and sometimes confusing position in the nation’s civic fabric. Puerto Rico has been ownership of the U.S. for more than a century, however it has never been a state. Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, but even with that they still have no vote in Congress. Being citizens of the U.S. they can move throughout the fifty states without any problems just as any

  • History And Struggles Of Puerto Rican People

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    awareness to the history and struggles of the Puerto Rican people. I will relate the struggles of not being recognized in society, being discriminated against, and not being able to vote unless living in the states despite the fact we are born United States citizens. These conditions are identical to what Zinn states happened to slaves in his book, “A People History of the United States.” (Chapter 6) I will also speak on the advancements Puerto Ricans have made today as compared to 40 years ago, and

  • Cultural Analysis : The Puerto Rican Community

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    the most striking observations I examined was the way in which culture was used to beautify and extol ethnic heritage during my first visit to downtown Holyoke. I witnessed culture functioning as an emblematic tool that was memorializing the Puerto Rican community through art murals, blaring salsa music [which dominated the air-resonance] and other manifestations that showcased Boricua ethos. Those same cultural cues remained during my second trip, but as I engaged more intimately with the residents

  • Puerto Rican Migration : Puerto Ricans Essay

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    Puerto Rican Migration America has been home to many people that aren 't native to the origins of the land. Many of those people are of descendents either of African, French, Dutch, or the Caribbeans. These are the people that are credited with migrating from their native homeland to the foreign land of America. Not many people care to realize that Puerto Ricans are apart of that group. This is because Puerto Ricans don’t need visas to enter the country. The truth of the matter is though

  • Piecing Together the ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Identity Crises in Diasporic Literature

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    Identity is at the core of Piri Thomas’s Down These Mean Streets, Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones, and Rhina Espiallat’s Where Horizons Go. All of these Diasporic literary works deals with the manner in which the characters negotiate their relationships between their current locations and their ancestral homelands. In each work the protagonists struggle to unionize there two parts of his/her identity, to bring together the ‘here’ (where they are now) and ‘there’ (their ancestral homeland)

  • Comparing Pietri's Poem 'El Spanglish National Anthem'

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    nthia Villalobos Professor Anna Sandoval CHLS 150 9 March 2017 No Other Place Like Home Home is more than just four walls; it is a place and feeling that surrounds people with security and comfort. It is culture, religion and traditions. Homeland is a place one can call home, whether it is a person’s native land or a place where anyone can feel safe, happy and welcome. In an immigrant’s perspective, on the other hand, they have a hard time calling home “home.” Laviera a famous Nuyorican poet

  • Theme Of Immigration In West Side Story

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    Cultural interactions are important when it comes to settling during an immigration. The movie ‘West Side Story’ shows the way the Puerto Ricans tried to fit in and be a part of the New York City community. Once they got into New York City, the Puerto Ricans engaged themselves in various economic activities like working in stores for other people. The main theme of the West Side Story showed that intercultural relationships were an important part of the lives of the immigrants and emigrants of NYC

  • Essay on Claims by Judith Ortiz

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    a Puerto Rican whose writing often examines the conflict and the beauty of cultures mixing together, as people immigrate to America. Though she exhibits a strong connection to her Latin heritage, she often seems to also resent that part of her life. There are many standards and expectations in the Puerto Rican society which Cofer writes to subvert, viewing them negatively. As a Puerto Rican woman, Cofer often disagrees with the limits and expectations placed on a woman in Puerto Rican society,

  • Identity And Personal Identity

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    boring, Puerto Rican, animal lover. Well, the animal loving part I knew since I was maybe 2. I have many a self-concept, the set stable ideas a person has about who he or she is (Floyd 71), some are obvious and some are not so obvious. When people meet me, they see the identities that are skin deep, they see the parts of my identity that are more objective, they’re based on fact instead of someone’s opinion (Floyd 74). I have tan skin and wavy, frizzy hair so immediately people want to speak to

  • Spanish Colonialism on the History of Puerto Rican People Essay example

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    Spanish Colonialism on the History of Puerto Rican People "Puerto Rico". The name immediately brings to mind images of a beautiful lush tropical island of enchantment. The name "Puerto Rico" usually does not conjure the image of Taino Indians or African slaves, yet these populations have great importance in laying the foundation for the notion of identity of Puerto Ricans. In contemporary debates of Puerto Rican identity, it is essential to examine the history of the island to determine the effects

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