Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Identifying Poverty From Backwoods to Palm Trees

I had peers in high school who didn’t have money for food. Our school lunch program was almost unusually nonexistent. Many classmates begged for leftovers in the lunchroom with a sense of humility. Specifically, I recall classmates asking, “Are you going to eat that?” as they nodded their heads toward leftover pizza crust laying on a sheet of grease-stained wax pape Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Relief Fund: Wish List

As Nov 1 approaches, I know that I will be returning to a home with no electricity and limited supplies. I also know that I still would like to help the island as much as possible. Continue reading

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Upon Giving Zero Fucks About Puerto Rico

All of this has me wondering if Cuba’s distance from the US saved it from such horrific events that happened with Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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The Park of Dogs

In the park of dogs, I was told that I should be thankful that I didn’t have to work with them (the Puerto Ricans) and supported their beliefs by saying that “those people” were lazy, take too many vacation days, come into work late (or leave too early), and how the system here is so broken and dates back so many generations that no one sees it as wrong. Continue reading

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The Sargasso Sea: On Being an Outsider

Friends know which buttons to press but they don’t press them. Importantly, genuine friends and loved ones don’t make others feel like an outsider simply because of their race, class, or gender. Continue reading

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