Racism is alive and well … why do we continue to deny/hide this fact?
“Puerto Ricans have been part of the United States,” the Governor reminded viewers. “We’ve been fighting wars with other fellow Americans. We are proud U.S. citizens. People need to understand that.”
Puerto Rico is a colony of the mighty. imperialistic US of A!!
Puerto Ricans have been American citizens since 1917. Please, make time to learn your history!!
A report by Samantha Schmidt for the Washington Post.
Mia Irizarry planned to spend her birthday last month celebrating with friends at Caldwell Woods, a sprawling forested area on Chicago’s Far Northwest Side. She purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in the park and arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag.
It was this Puerto Rican flag shirt, she later told police, that triggered a man to repeatedly harass her, getting up close and snarling, “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.” (Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and its residents are U.S. citizens.)
All the while, a police officer stood watching, ignoring Irizarry as she pleaded with him to intervene. Irizarry recorded the exchange in…
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