Are Puerto Ricans American citizens?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are Puerto Ricans American citizens?
    Yes : (115 votes)
    88 %
    No : (15 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    karen12 :  I agree, this should have happened a long time ago. 

    Post # 17
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    kiram :  “and while they have US citizenship, they have less benefits than mainland citizens such as less voting rights and access to some government programs. So they’re more like second-class citizens. It’s pretty sad and they should just become a proper state already, imo.”

     

    this also  applies to the 700,000 people living in the District of Columbia.  

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Horseradish :  to be fair, people were never intended to live in DC. When it was conceptualized, it was to be the seat of government only and therefore neutral because it wasn’t a place where people lived. Of course, that’s not the reality!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I am simply saddened by the number of only 47% Americans knowing this.  That’s less than half of the country’s population….and it explains a lot.

    Post # 20
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee

    For those saying to make PR a state already… it’s many Puerto Ricans who don’t want their land to become a state!

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’m pretty sure 45* doesn’t know the answer to this.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’m really not surprised by the percentage of people that don’t know…but, then again, not much surprises me anymore especially after the election outcome.

    Post # 23
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    596 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I thought the percentage would be higher to be honest. 

    Post # 24
    Hostess
    3955 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Horseradish :  Ugh yes!!!  Proud DC resident here 🙂

    I agree with PP that it’s sad, but not shocking, that most Americans don’t know the answer to this.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Sansa85 :  narnia! Oh, wait, wrong question. 45 out. 

    Post # 26
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    catskillsinjune :  women and black peoples were also never intended to vote and we fixed that through Constitutional amendments, so the intent of city planners from 200 years ago is not really valid.

    Post # 27
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    WHYYYY is this a question???

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Horseradish :  uhm, i wasn’t saying their intent was “valid” (also, for the record, it’s arguments that are valid or invalid, not premises). i was merely offering it up at an historical point of difference between PR and DC, as you drew the parallel between them. in fact, i even ended my response with a comment admitting that the historical case is not the current reality of the situation. 

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee

    kiram :  Thank you for posting this. 

     

    This is not the most shocking or awful thing for US citizens not to know. SHOULD more people know this, sure. Saying this is “so so sad” is being dramatic and what are any of you doing to change this?

     

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee

    glitterati :  How many participants were in the study to find the national average?

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