IGNORACIST in CHIEF?

IGNORACIST in CHIEF?

 

(ignoracist-[‘ig-nō-rä-sist]: a word reserved for when neither ignorant nor racist is adequate)

 

I’ve become convinced that it is not at all necessary to constantly Tweet, Facebook, or Instagram messages about just how ignorant, insensitive, and/or heartless POTUS is. All one has to do is wait for his NEXT TWEET.

 

CASE IN POINT: Whether or not POTUS has demonstrated RACIST, or at the very least, IGNORANT proclivities in his dealings with the DISASTER which has DECIMATED Puerto Rico, can be argued until we are all blue in the face, but what is BLATANTLY obvious is that there is a DEFINITE DISPARITY between the way TEXAS and FLORIDA’S DISASTERS were handled and the way the current situation in PUERTO RICO is being handled.

 

HERE ARE SOME FACTS THAT I DUG UP ON PUERTO RICO!

 

  1. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States whose “head of state”, is President Donald Trump (R)

 

  1. The Capital and largest city in Puerto Rico is the city of San Juan. Its mayor is the Honorable Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has recently been seen on the news begging for help for the citizens of her city. In return she’s received tweets from her President full of vitriol, hate, and finger-pointing.

 

  1. Puerto Rico’s population is 75.8% White, 12.4%, Black, 3.3% mixed race, 0.5%, American Indian & Alaskan Native, 0.2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.8% Other (2010 Census facts)

 

  1. Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship-March 2, 1917.

 

  1. Puerto Ricans are by law natural-born citizens of the United States and may move freely between the island and the mainland.

 

  1. The Constitution of Puerto Rico was approved by a Constitutional Convention on February 6, 1952, and 82% of the voters in a March referendum. It was modified and ratified by the U.S. Congress, approved by President Truman on July 3

 

  1. It has a republican form of government with separation of powers subject to the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States. Its current powers are all delegated by the United States Congress and lack full protection under the United States Constitution

 

  1. While residing in Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans cannot vote in U.S. presidential elections, but they can vote in primaries. Puerto Ricans who become residents of a U.S. state can vote in presidential elections.

 

  1. As it is a territory of the United States of America, the defense of Puerto Rico is provided by the United States as part of the Treaty of Paris with the President of the United States as its commander-in-chief.

 

  1. Puerto Ricans have participated in many of the military conflicts in which the United States has been involved. For example, they participated in the American Revolution, when volunteers from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico fought the British in 1779 under the command of General Bernardo de Gálvez (1746–1786), and have continued to participate up to the present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

  1. A significant number of Puerto Ricans participate as members and work for the U.S. Armed Services, largely as National Guard members and civilian employees. The size of the overall military-related community in Puerto Rico is estimated to be 100,000 individuals.

 

  1. Puerto Rican soldiers have served in every US military conflict from World War I to the current military engagement known by the United States and its allies as the War against Terrorism.

 

COULD ANYONE KNOWING THESE FACTS BE SO HARD-HEARTED TOWARDS OUR PEOPLE IN PUERTO RICO?

 

OR IS HE JUST IGNORANT OF THE FACTS?

 

 

References:

United States Census Bureau

4 Comments

  1. Great post. Some of these facts I was ignorant of but not all. The inhumanity of the leader of the USA is deplorable. I have a friend who is from PR and he is distraught. And rightly so. I am not American but have always admired Americans. I am so disillusioned with this current president and the racism and hatred he has given consent to. I am heartened to se your post because gives me hope that there is outrage and there are kind hearts still beating.( excuse any typos I’m on my phone and typing is tricky)

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