THOUGHTS?

Gringo
Go Home

The term GRINGO may be used in the Latino community to describe foreigners in a neutral way, however, being called “Gringo” is most-likely intended to insult and disparage, and promote a sense of “un-belonging” and “otherness”.

GO HOME speaks for itself. 

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Violence & racism

Alternatively, in 1969, José Ángel Gutiérrez, one of the leaders of the Mexican American Youth Organization at that time, said his use of the term, rather than referring to non-Latinos, referred to people or institutions with policies or attitudes that reflect racism and violence.

José Ángel Gutiérrez,

El Grito de Lares

The 1st Puerto Rico Flag

September 23, 1868.

In the town of Lares, Puerto Ricans rose and fought against the mistreatment and oppression of the Spaniards who governed Puerto Rico.  This lead to a revolutionary movement in the town of Lares, the outcry known as “El Grito de Lares” for the independence of Puerto Ricans from their Colonist occupants.

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The First Puerto Rico Flag – “Grito de Lares”

The First Puerto Rican Flag
September 23, 1868
In the town of Lares, the outcry was known as “El Grito de Lares” for the independence of Puerto Ricans from their Colonist occupants. During that time, the first concept of the National Puerto Rican flag emerged, the flag of the revolutionaries, deeply symbolizing the ideals of the Grito de Lares revolution. Independence leader Ramon Emeterio Betances designed the first Puerto Rican flag, inspired by the design of the Dominican Republic’s flag due to the common ideal of being free from Spain and uniting to form the Antillean Confederation. The flag was embroidered by Mariela Bracetti. This flag was proclaimed the national flag of the Republic of Puerto Rico by Francisco Ramirez Medina, the first President.

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