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Puerto Ricans


the main population of Puerto Rico, numbering 2.7 million persons (1970, estimate).

Puerto Ricans are descended from Spanish colonists who came to the island from the 16th to the 19th century. The colonists intermarried with the Carib Indians in the 16th century and later with the Negroes brought from Africa as slaves. With respect to race Puerto Ricans include Negroes, mulattoes, and whites. They speak Spanish, and about one-third speak English as well. Most are Catholics. A large number of Puerto Ricans have emigrated, mainly to the USA, where they numbered 1.3 million in 1970.

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Although the majority of Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the United States are Roman Catholics, spiritism is a widespread belief system in Puerto Rican communities.
Therefore, the contestations around race found among the Generacion del '30 pale in comparison to those found in the island as a whole, and should not be read as representing the investments of the majority of Puerto Ricans then or now.
By the early 1960s, African Americans and Puerto Ricans made up a majority of the Jewish-led local 1199 of the Hospital Workers of America.
In Guaynabo, located in the southern portion of the island, the ruins of one of the oldest Puerto Rican cities capitalized during Spanish rule can be found at the Caparra Ruins Historical Museum & Park.
Patricia Silver and William Velez ("Let Me Go Check Out Florida: Rethinking Puerto Rican Diaspora") review the historical and more recent circumstances under which Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida, building an ethnic community in the face of internal divisions and racialization pressures from their non-Hispanic neighbors.
He finds ways to express his "Boricua" (a term for resident Puerto Ricans, derived from the island's indigenous name Borinquen) pride and his Muslim identity by sporting a "taqiyah" (a short, rounded skull cap) decorated with the Puerto Rican flag.
Experiencing Puerto Rican Citizenship and Cultural Nationalism.
In fact, because of the dynamic nature of Puerto Ricans as individuals and a group, lessons in citizenship at schools were the result of the melding and negotiation of traditional and modern ideas about who and what a Puerto Rican is under U.
The magazine aspires to be a significant resource for Puerto Ricans in the United States, offering a multitude of creative and provocative media.
This economic crisis triggered an increase in the island's unemployment rate and a massive migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States.
Additionally, she underscores the structural inequalities rooted in colonial processes that impacted Puerto Ricans in New York.

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