This merely shows the ignorance of the white American man …. back then and still today!!
When the US invaded Puerto Rico in 1898, it had little prior contact with its people. This transatlantic ignorance was compounded by the inherent racism of southern congressmen.
Here are some of their memorable opinions – declared on the floor of the US congress, in the New York Times, and in Scribner’s magazine.
“Puerto Ricans are a heterogeneous mass of mongrels, incapable of self-government and hostile to Christianity. They are savages addicted to head-hunting and cannibalism.”
–US Senator William B. Bate
According to Scribner’s magazine, “all Puerto Ricans are totally lacking in moral values.”
After extensive research, the New York Times confirmed that “Puerto Ricans are uneducated, simple-minded and harmless people who are only interested in wine, women, music and dancing.”
In 1931, a Harvard-educated cancer doctor named Cornelius…
View original post 127 more words