Five Things to Know About Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Wait, an actual rant video that suddenly provides facts at the end? Yup, it’s true. In the spirit of Rebel Report (remember that?), this Flama video breaks it down:

That was actually pretty educational and very accurate, unlike the other Flama video that dropped a few days later saying that Puerto Ricans like to put salt on their oranges.
 

How Puerto Ricans Eat Oranges

How Puerto Ricans Eat Oranges.

Posted by Flama on Monday, February 8, 2016

 
You win some, you lose some, we guess.

Hey, Flama, more Gabe, less salted oranges.

Gracias.

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Greg Medina
Greg Medina

Gabe...good video for as far as it went.


However, you left out our penchant for Danish butter, which was brought to the island for 2 centuries by Danish merchants en route to St. Croix.  As a little kid, I remember washing the little wooden tubs the butter came in and using them to capture coqui (frogs) for my little zoo at my grandmother's home in San Sebastian.


Additionally, I would inform you that LONG before we had been culturally lobotomized on the US Mainland with ignorant labels like "La Tino" (MY take on that absurd useless label), "Hispanic", "Minority", "Marginalized" or worst of all "People of color" (as if that is a racial category), we DID have incidents of distinguished presence on the US Mainland.  


And WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY before Rita Morena threw her skirt up on that ghetto roof-top in "West Side Story" (1960) while SCREAMING...."EVERYTHING FREE IN AMERICA!", thereby cinematically establishing our Mainland persona as that of social cockroach looking for crumbs...


Yes, LONG before these passages of progress, we actually had made some in-roads in the US, that no one talks about today...mostly out of ignorance.


Among these is the fact that in the 1800s, a fellow by the name of Estevan Antonio Fuertes, from Puerto Rico who had studied at the University of Salamanca, Spain (as did most Puerto Rico-born people did at the time), came to an Ivy League School, Cornell University to be the founding dean of their School of Engineering.  


Don't believe it?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estevan_Antonio_Fuertes

http://coursewiki.astro.cornell.edu/Fuertes/FuertesHistory

http://coursewiki.astro.cornell.edu/Fuertes/EstevanFuertes


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