Imagine people asking where are you from and immediately assuming or guessing that you are Canadian, Australian or British just because you have a white looking face and you speakEnglish. When someone confuses your nationality due to your color of skin, or language for the first time is forgivable, but if it occurs constantly it turns to be annoying. That’s what latinosmostly Mexicans and Puerto Ricans experienced almost every day. Most U.S. born Americans are completely ignorant to how extremely different this two latino countries are from each other.
Significance:Im addressing this topic to you guys because I notice that the majority of the class lies outside the latino community and it is between this groups that uncertainty a raises. It is important to knowthis difference between two countries to avoid misunderstandings and to increase knowledge.
Other than both groups belonging to the ethnic group latino(Which is not a racebut an ethnicity) puerto ricans and mexicans like many other nationalities throughout latin america have more differences than they have in common. There are many differences between these twocountries but the most common misconceptions that occurs outside the latino community are that just because Mexicans and Puerto Ricans all speak spanish they all going to have the same vocabulary, they willeat the same food, and they will have the same skin color.
Related to this, and also quite insulting to white-complexioned Latinos, is the belief that all Latinos are brown.
is Spanish.Thedifference between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are many. Other than both groups belonging to the ethnic group latino(Which is not a race but an ethnicity) puerto ricans and mexicans like many othernationalities throughout latin america have more differences than they have in common. etc. This is not the case. In fact the spanish that puerto ricans and mexicans speak is totally different. Saying...