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Re: Race/color in 1930 census Puerto Rico

I happen to be what many consider as mulatta I have often felt rejected by my own kind because of looking to black. I truly believe that because of history's negative demoralization of blacks that Puerto Ricans reject the idea of any sangre negra.It is apparent that many of our people have been led to believe that Puerto Rican culture has no racism. Those of us of the darker persuasion would beg to differ.Our culture is stongly interwined with African, Spanish & Taino influences but our people should understand that after more than 500 years of colonialism how would any of us know whether our family is of sangre pura. How would you trace back birth documents fom that long ago & don't forget that during the abolition of slavery there were still slaves being illegally imported to the island. People need to get over it & understand if your rican your a blend of different races!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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