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I Am Puerto Rican

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    I love my Puerto Rico.

    Both of my parents were born there and so was I. Que viva Puerto Rico!!!!! What I do not like are puertoricans who aren't familiar with the culture, can't speak the language, but pride themselves in being "boricua" during the parade. Give me a break!
    thelatintwist thelatintwist 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Being Half Puerto Rican

    My father is Puerto Rican he wasn't in my life but I own up to the title because you know what they say "Puerto Ricans are curvy and thick" lol
    Kassi298 Kassi298 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Reads And Contributors I Want You To Subscribe To Me And Read My Experience

    With the holidays coming up I will be writing more stories to share with you, and I will be announcing my newest project, "Project Friendship" which is going to take EP to a whole new level. But in order to make this happen I need YOU the reader/contributor. What is it that you...
    Orion2089 Orion2089 22-25, M Nov 11, 2013

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    I'm Hispanic!

    I have long straight brown hair, brown eyes and light skin. People always call me white and just assume it. Yes, I am italian but I am more Puerto Rican than I am Italian. I am 50%! I am proud to be a hispanic and I embrace it. It really bothers me when people say I'm white! I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2012

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    Half Puerto Rican - Looking For Biological Father

    I found out recently I am half Puerto Rican and have little information about my PR biological father, but would like to find out more. I have posted a blog with pictures of people who could be him or his friends, from 1970, if anyone can pass this around to anyone who might...
    padrepuertorico padrepuertorico 41-45 Dec 27, 2012

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    I Am A Puerto Rican

    My father is Puerto Rican and my mother is African American. So people never believe me when I telll them. Although people say that I act more like a Hispanic than a black girl. But I don't really know what that really means. But I love everything about the Rican culture...
    Alaysia Alaysia 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    From One Island To The Other

    One grows out of the Isla mentality little by little the longer you stay away. My parents moved us when I was 11 years old to NYC, but just because we were not in PR did not mean we were going to be raised NYrican. The parents raised us "a fuerza de la correa y los pelliscos...
    Autumnsummers Autumnsummers 36-40, F Jun 19, 2013

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    Mi Isla Del Encanto

    I love Puerto Rico, I love it with all my heart. I don't know if it's because of the gallos singing in the morning and the birds chirping happily through the day, or because you can see a glimpse of natural beauty everywhere you turn. Palm trees and Flamboyanes adorning every...
    FeedThyCake FeedThyCake 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    Proud to Be Puerto Rican

    Hi to all the Boricuas, I am so proud to be Puerto Rican.  I live in Chicago, Illinois.  I am always mistaken to be caucasian. I am light complected.  I remember when I was a child and my mother and me would take a ride on public transportation. The uneducated...
    pr4life pr4life 36-40 2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    Boricuaaaa

    I love my Puerto Rican roots. The food the music the culture the people are all beautiful. Im working on speaking Spanish, though I understand it very well. My dream is to visit the island one day, I've heard how beautiful it is. I just wish that there wasn't so much violence...
    launica87 launica87 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Nuyorican

    I am Nuyorican pero mis padres nacieron en Puerto Rico. Ami me hubiese gustado haber nacido en Puerto Rico, pero como quiera, yo sería Boricua aunque naciera en las ventas del carajo LoL xoxo
    XoxopregnantXoxo XoxopregnantXoxo 13-15, F Apr 25, 2013

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    A Different Kind Of Boricua

    People expect Puerto Rican women to act like the Boricuas in NYC and surrounding areas. Those are Nuyoricans. As stereotypical as it may sound, we are not all like JLo. I have come across people that have very primeval views and ideas of what a Puerto Rican woman is all about...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Puerto Rican All The Way!

    I am the daughter of two parents from Puerto Rico. My mom and grandmother born in Cidra, my father don't know and my grandfather from the north of Spain. I was raised in Brooklyn NY and would really like to visit Puerto Rico one day. Finally, I don't get the Proud To Puerto Rican...
    Norianna Norianna 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    Well half puerto rican.

    But so very proud of my roots. I come from a long line of beautiful, intelligent, strong women.
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Tribute To My Friends

    I'm not Puerto Rican, but two of my best female friends are. They have been the most awesome friends to me and have made me appreciate their native home all the more.
    mysolitude2013 mysolitude2013 51-55, M 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    Accent

    As I speak to people who don't share my heritage, I feel prouder to say I am a better person everyday. I learn about acceptance, ignorance, culture clash, and everything in between due to my race. Many people don't know how ignorant it is to say, "don't speak Spanish at my house...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Being Puerto Rican And Having Tourette's

    what an unique experience. i will surely have some stories to tell my grandchildren (if i ever have children of my own). it has been rough.
    bigdaddyhec86 bigdaddyhec86 22-25, M Apr 5, 2011

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    Prican

    nothing less nothing more but enough said..... BINX
    NoNameVerification NoNameVerification 70+ Jun 19, 2012

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    I Am Half Puerto Rican.

    I love the culture. The food is deliciously devine. The music is so romantic. The dance is very erotic. Although I was born and raised here in the United States, my heart is in Puerto Rico. I love visiting the Island where the air is warm and there are many beautiful people to...
    littlegirl845 littlegirl845 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I'm half Puerto Rican ;) my dad is full.

    But I don't know a lot about it
    shaebears shaebears 16-17, F Jan 24

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    Yup!

    i Love My Heritage and im not afraid to say I AM PUERTORICAN! i represent my Puertoricans EVERYWHERE!! YAY ME =]
    SourLove SourLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Where my PR people at!

    ? Stand up and say wepaaaaa! lmao! :)
    ginamarieexoxo ginamarieexoxo 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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    Mixed And Proud

    I'm half Puerto Rican. Take a look at me and it's obvious. But for a long time I didn't really see myself as Puerto Rican. Like, I knew that I was, but none of my family members were really Puerto Rican. I went to an African American church, had African American family mostly...
    strawberrysparkle strawberrysparkle 18-21, F Aug 21, 2013

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    "You Don'T Look Puerto Rican."

    What, you can't see it in my cheekbones, my full lips, my thick hair, my hips? You can't hear it in the way I speak when I'm angry or in love? You can't taste it in the food I eat, the sangria I drink? You can't feel it in the air when I sit down for dinner with my family? Just...
    kb993 kb993 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    I Love Being Boricua

    Hello all my name is Rosalita but my friends call me Rosie. I was born In Caguas, Puerto Rico and I must say that knowing that I am part of one of the most beautiful cultures in the world gives me a "Gran Orgullo De Ser Boricua" translation: great pride to be...
    Rosalita Rosalita 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    I Hate It Here

    I can honestly say I hate Puerto Rico. And it's sad, because it's the place where I was born and raised. It's the only place I've ever called home. But the crime rate is so damn high, and the people are so rude. I can't wait to finish with my education and just haul ***.
    Bananaroo Bananaroo 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Si sí ... Yo nací en Mayagüez y mis padres

    son de hay también pero yo me crié en San Juan. Yo estoy orgullosa de ser Boricua pero algunas veces me da vergüenza decir que soy puerto riqueña pq siempre tiene que haber un jodio puerto riqueno en las noticias por haber secuestrado a alguien o por haber matao a alguien...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    And What Does A Puerto Rican Look Like?

    I am half Puerto Rican from my father's side. My mom is Italian and Irish. I came out with lighter skin than my mom, light hair, and light eyes, but I look like my father and abuela, (you can say I am a "white version" of them). It never ceases to amaze me that some ignorant...
    Vertigo15 Vertigo15 26-30 12 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    My Individual Self

    My individual self, for I was once a happy person that loved and lived life to the fullest. Was in a relationship for 27 yrs. It was just me the Puerto Rican from the Bronxs and the African American from Florida. We met in the Military in 1981 and then 10 yrs later we were both...
    positively53 positively53 51-55, M Sep 4, 2013

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    Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá.

    I am a full Puerto Rican. I was born in Arecibo. My father and mother were born in Barceloneta. I was raised on the isla until the age of 18. Then I came to the United States. I have been all over this great country, just like I have been all over my Isla del Encanto. Yet, I do...
    Malakim Malakim 36-40, M 1 Response May 18, 2013

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    Google You Done Just Messed Up!

    I just got a brown notification bar with white letters saying "Most comment notifications will now be delivered by Google + and not to your inbox" ******* B U L L S H I T. The little minor **** they did pissed me off, like when months ago I kept having to disconnect my YouTube...
    Orion2089 Orion2089 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Ever Get The Feeling That You're Alone...yet Surrounded By Many?

    I am a very optimistic bubbly person who has a good outlook on life. Its as if I live in a completely different world from everyone else because I always seem to be happy! But sometimes reality sets in....and I find myself just a piece of meat surrounded by vultures. The world is...
    DamitaJo1 DamitaJo1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2012

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    I Am Puerto Rican

    I am 100% Puerto Rican.  I have red hair, freckles, and can't speak a word of Spanish... well, I can say stuff like "hey my name is-", but elementary level stuff.  Still, I am Puerto Rican.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Hiiii

    I am possibly the whitest Puerto Rican you will ever meet!! My family lives in San Juan, but I live in the US for many years now..I don't know spanish too well, but My family does share their traditions with me and the culture I haven't been to Puerto Rico in a long time, but I...
    kittygirl13 kittygirl13 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    HELLO, I'm Puerto Rican

    HELLO, I'M PUERTO RICAN.  FROM COAMO, PUERTO RICO BUT LIVING AHORA MISMO EN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT.  I'M NEW TO THIS PAGES, SO NO SE COMO TRABAJAN BIEN, RECIEN AYER HICE MY PAGE HERE.
    LaNenaPR28 LaNenaPR28 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    I glad to be Puerto Rican my dad is full an my

    mom is half but I'm only half I have always wanted to visit Puerto Rico but never got the chance to my dad was raised there and he was raised in San Juan
    officalredneck09 officalredneck09 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Hello

    Am new in here and want say hello to persons. My name is Mara. My father is dominican and my mother is puerto rican. Am happy person and want make friend.
    marariv marariv 18-21, F 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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    HONORARY PUERTO RICAN

    My mother came from Ireland when she was a young girl and both my dad's parents are from Ireland.  I grew up in what  in Manhattan what we in the neighborhood called San Juan Hill.  Now Columbia University is calling it SO HA  South of Harlem and chasing all...
    rosey122 rosey122 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    Not Much But It Still Counts.

    I am one fourth Puerto Rican from my fathers side, but naturally have blue eyes and blonde hair so I don't look like it all!
    evesss evesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    My True Race

    When it comes to talking about race, I am the one who is so intersted in learning about it. I get very shy when it comes to talking about my race. I am puerto rican and african american. People dont believe that I am half puerto-rican just because I dont speak fluent spanish or I...
    FreeLifeYOLO FreeLifeYOLO 13-15, F Feb 22, 2013

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    Half-puerto Rican

    sometimes i feel like i'm not really puerto rican because i can't really speak spanish. i can understand when others talk to me in spanish, but when it comes time for me to speak i just end up speaking in english because it takes me a while to figure out what to say and how to...
    cgsgirl921 cgsgirl921 18-21, F 16 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    New York Rican

    I was born and raised in NYC, I'm proud to come from Puerto Rican Parents. I love my heritage. Represent it to the fullest. Know my history, can read and write Spanish, speak Spanglish. Love salsa, reggaeton. Love the island, been there twice but want to go back and live there.
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Hola

    hey people, well i am a mexi-rican. My mom's mexican and my dad's puerto rican
    lilmeenie lilmeenie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    Puerto Rico

    On my first trip back to the Caribbean Puerto Rico, I did something that I have never done before: fulfilled a New Year’s resolution.  On my to-do list were kayaking and hiking. Last summer, I traveled to Puerto Rico with two of my best friends. We all were in...
    daarmywife daarmywife 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Question

    Many rican guys are too closer to their family than their own family such as a wife and child? Are Puerto Ricans cheaters with high percentage???
    fromjapan18 fromjapan18 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Puerto Rican American

    My parents were born in Puerto Rico. They were divorced when I was a very young child. I was raised by my father and stepmother who was not Puerto Rican and did not speak or understand Spanish. My father did not speak Spanish at home and therefore I lost most of the language. I...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Heyy...:)

    I am so proud to be Puerto Rican...im from bayamon puerto rico but i was raised in vega alta...and yea I have much pride in being Puerto Rican.  We have a beautiful culture, we have delicious food,were awesome ,and especially "La Isla del Encanto". 100% puerto rican hell yea...
    karlamichelle karlamichelle 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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