jras at post.its.mcw.edu
Mon Mar 4 19:26:44 EST 1996
Cathy Quinones wrote:
> MY pet peeve is when people try to convince me that I can't possibly be Puerto Rican, because I don't "look" or "sound" like
one. I usually ask "Have you ever been to Puerto Rico?" and the
answer is "No, not really..." I'm sure some people mean well, but
it's a bit disconcerting to have someone stand there and try to
shove their own stereotypes in your face!
This probably won't add much to the discussion (except maybe a
laugh), but when I was in college, a Puerto Rican student once
was asked what their currency looked like....she ran out into the
hall looking for a dollar to borrow from someone.
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