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Old 03-17-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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This sort of thing is pretty common in the extremely poor areas of the southeast U.S., as well.

Yesterday I was traveling on a 3-lane, 1-way boulevard in a pack of cars, going about 50mph. Four young teenage black girls were chasing each other in the street, playing tag or something, literally running around in circles even as they saw traffic approaching. All three lanes of traffic had come to a complete stop in the highway, and these girls just kept running around chasing each other for 20 seconds or so.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: 33415
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Dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people populate most hispanic countries, but they are not the only ones, check out the rude bahamians and other Caribbean countries.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:48 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people populate most hispanic countries, but they are not the only ones, check out the rude bahamians and other Caribbean countries.
There are dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people all over the world and I'm sure there are some in your part of it too.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: New York City
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There are dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people all over the world and I'm sure there are some in your part of it too.

Oh no...the U.S nor anywhere else in the world does not have any such people. They are all smart, educated and considerate.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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RE: educational attainment of Puerto Ricans on the Island...see below.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS):
US Census Press Releases (http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/010029.html - broken link)

The 2005 PRCS found that more than one-in-five people age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher — a 21 percent increase since 2000. Those with an advanced degree went up by 19 percent. The percentages with a bachelor’s degree or higher varied by municipios. Guaynabo (41 percent) was about double the commonwealth’s rate (21 percent). Some of the other municipios included Bayamon (24 percent), Caguas (24 percent), Carolina (26 percent), San Juan (32 percent), Toa Alta (25 percent) and Trujillo Alto (30 percent). Additionally, females (23 percent) had a greater proportion of bachelor’s degrees or higher than males (18 percent).

The number with a high school degree also went up significantly in the same time frame — an 18 percent increase. The overall proportion with a high school degree or higher was 66 percent, or two-out-of-three people on the island. The figure for those with only a high school degree was 24 percent or about one in four. The rates for some of the municipios were Bayamon (72 percent), Caguas (71 percent), Carolina (77 percent), Guaynabo (77 percent), San Juan (73 percent), Toa Alta (73 percent), Toa Baja (73 percent) and Trujillo Alto (73 percent). Females had roughly the same proportion of high school diplomas or higher as males (67 percent and 65 percent, respectively).
The PRCS is a component of the American Community Survey, which replaces the long-form questionnaire in the decennial census. It provides communities across the island a fresh look at how they are changing every year instead of every 10 years.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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RE: educational attainment of Puerto Ricans on the Island...see below.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS):
US Census Press Releases (http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/010029.html - broken link)

The 2005 PRCS found that more than one-in-five people age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher — a 21 percent increase since 2000.
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communities across the island a fresh look at how they are changing every year instead of every 10 years.
So, what is the meaning of these figures? One may be inclined to think that: if they are educated, then the ignorance is premeditated. However, such conclusion may be inaccurate. Many people who are educated can be very rude and inconsiderate of others. In my personal opinion, education has nothing to do with how someone functions in a society. Therefore, there must be something missing from the family and cultural upbringing that causes or results in adulthood ignorance.

There was a post earlier describing actions of young people running in the streets without care of the chaos they were crating. It is in the human genetic makeup to behave this way while being young, but at the same time it is the role of an adult to correct this behavior. If such logical and mindful supervision is lacking, then the behavior goes unchecked and produces adults that take the playful rule testing to the next level that is obliviousness to others. Of course this can manifest itself as ignorant behavior in the later stages of life. All of this is my personal speculation as I am not a specialist in social behavior, so take my rumblings at your own risk.

As many post are trying to imply that such behaviors are specific to PR are at error with the reality. Humanity is a nasty race and collectively we are guilty of acting inappropriate. Take for instance religion and its role in society. Religion is a beautiful thing and in its core has very good guidelines on how we should interact with others, but vast majority of people who identify themselves as religious behave very much unlike the teachings that they are so eager to recite. Specifically, if everyone would be as religious as they claim to be, then we should see more "Good Samaritan" type behaviors and less aggressive driver behaviors and shopping-cart-leaving-behind incidents.

To conclude this monologue, as self experienced by this blogger ignorant behavior is prevalent all around the world and the purpose of this post was to provide examples of these behaviors as observed in and around Puerto Rico. It would be very much IGNORANT of us to generalize specific undesirable behaviors specifically to PR. After all, who among us lived long enough in every place on this planet to become an expert on these very complicated human interaction issues.

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people populate most hispanic countries, but they are not the only ones, check out the rude bahamians and other Caribbean countries.
DUMB, IGNORANT, AND INCOSIDERATE PEOPLE populate not only the Hispanic countries, but myriad of states and cities throughout the US. WHERE HAVE YOU been?

Overpopulated territories tend to create attitudes where most people are out for themselves. Examples: New York City, Los Angeles, California, Miami, Florida, etc.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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[quote=luckysnap;7930113]Dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people populate most hispanic countries, but they are not the only ones, check out the rude bahamians and other Caribbean countries.[/quote

I know for sure that the West Palm Beach/Haverhill, Florida, area where you reside, has lots of inconsiderate/disorganized people, like you just outlined above!!!!!!! And is riddle with CRIME.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Dumb, ignorant and inconsiderate people populate most hispanic countries, but they are not the only ones, check out the rude bahamians and other Caribbean countries.[/quote

I know for sure that the West Palm Beach/Haverhill, Florida, area where you reside, has lots of inconsiderate/disorganized people, like you just outlined above!!!!!!! And is riddle with CRIME.
Haverhill??? My car broke down there once and I did not feel too goo about leaving it there.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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I'm from Puerto Rico and proud. It's sad how you all feel it's fair game to ridicule or be critical of the things that happen there but can't stand the heat when it's turned on you. Yes, there are a lot of rude people living there, but the same can be said for most of the world. If it's so horrible, leave the island, it's that simple. But if you're there suck it up and be a positive influence. And LUCKYSNAP judging from your remark, I'm betting the most dumb, ignorant, inconsiderate and might I add RACIST people live elsewhere.
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