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Jennifer Potter jras at post.its.mcw.edu
Mon Mar 4 19:26:44 EST 1996

Cathy Quinones wrote:
> MY pet peeve is when people try to convince me that I can't possibly be Puerto Rican, because I don't "look" or "sound" like 
one.  I usually ask "Have you ever been to Puerto Rico?" and the 
answer is "No, not really..." I'm sure some people mean well, but 
it's a bit disconcerting to have someone stand there and try to 
shove their own stereotypes in your face!

This probably won't add much to the discussion (except maybe a 
laugh), but when I was in college, a Puerto Rican student once 
was asked what their currency looked like....she ran out into the 
hall looking for a dollar to borrow from someone.

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