Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rico shirt ‘in America’ as officer stands by watching

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!!

Repeating Islands

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A report by Samantha Schmidt for the Washington Post

Mia Irizarry was verbally harassed by a man at a park in Illinois on June 14, for wearing a shirt that read “Puerto Rico.” 

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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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