IAH 241D Journal - Puerto Rico they still have to live in...

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Karen Kolasinski February 4, 2010 IAH 241 D Journal #1 There are many things talked about in both “Spiks” and “We, The Puerto Rican People: A Story Of Oppression And Resistance,” that are very similar when it comes to Puerto Rican’s experiences since they became United States citizens. The main thing that stood out in both articles is how difficult it was for Puerto Rican’s to move to the United States, mainly New York, and how they were not fully accepted. I did not know that much about the troubles Puerto Ricans had to deal with before I read these articles. In both articles, it talks about the hardship that Puerto Ricans faced when they moved to the United States. I find it horrible that they moved here expecting a better life with great jobs, and ended up being discriminated against and having trouble finding any work at all. The work they did find was at the bottom of the work force, which obviously is not a better life. Even if they did get a better job than one in
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Unformatted text preview: Puerto Rico, they still have to live in poor neighborhoods and be away from most of their friends and family members. Pedro Juan Soto, talks about the problems that Puerto Ricans had to face when they came to New York, in all of his stories. I am curious about some of the stories that Pedro Juan Soto wrote. I would like to read the full versions to read all about the issues the people in the stories had to deal with. I enjoy that Pedro Juan Soto writes about what they dealt with, and does not leave any of the harsh details out. In Conclusion, the United States gave Puerto Ricans false hope. They expected the great American dream, and got nothing like that. They face hardship and discrimination in the United States, and were too poor to just move back to Puerto Rico, but had trouble paying to life in the United States. There was really no good in their situation at least at the beginning....
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