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Old 01-28-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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<left>I was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Chicago among Cubans and Mexicans for three years. On first arrival there I was unaware of any type of animosity existing between the two groups. However, the animosity became evident when I began attending a church where Mexican Americans predominated. Of course I attributed it to personality quirks or perhaps my unintentional projection of some disagreeable quality. But then after hearing negative comments it gradually dawned on me that the animosity was based on ethnic differences. Especially when the same reaction was repeated at places of employment where my presence imediately became a major issue among Mexican workers. At church of course it was isolation. But at the job it was outright harassment. In fact, whenever I think about living among Mexicans again I imagine the same garbage starting gain and change my mind.</left>
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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I thought only White people were bigoted.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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Default Prospective student athlete

'm a student - athlete (baseball) from Puerto Rico who is considering to study and be part of the baseball team in El Paso CC. I also have other college options; but so far, everything that I read and saw in Internet is very positive about the city of El Paso; and also about the community college.

Please tell me anything (advise, facts, details) that you think are important for me to consider and to help me make my mind. THANK YOU!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: El Paso
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I am Mexican American, and as sad as it is, my family is racist. Especially towards Puerto Ricans. We were taught that they were lower class, dirty people, and they hated mexicans. It was really ignorant of my family but I couldn't help the way I was raised. It wasn't until I was an adult I met a sweet woman and later discovered she was puerto rican. It first shocked me, destroying all prior misconceptions of them, and then caused me to befriend her. Making me want to learn more about what true Puerto Ricans are like. So, personally, I was raised to hate them for reasons my family had. That's what racism truly is, ignorance.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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In every race and culture there is both good and bad people regardless of what one might think; People will either continue to get along or they will continue to half their prejudice Hangups. I'd much rather get along with all people then not to get along at all, but some people can never change their evil ways, so I'll take the High Road.
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