Category talk:American people of Puerto Rican descent

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I understand the impulse to have a category of "Puerto Ricans who reside within the United States but outside of Puerto Rico"; but, as US citizens, wouldn't virtually anybody who would identify as Puerto Ricans be an American by definition? Does anyone in real life use the phrase "Puerto Rican-American"? Don't most Puerto Ricans living in the 50 states just identify as "Puerto Ricans"? --Jfruh (talk) 00:11, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Well, this category isnt necessarily about citizenship, but ethnicity. People of Puerto Rican descent, who were born in mainland United States (not in Puerto Rico) belong here. -- Lancini87 15:21, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
I know this is a sort of unique case, but I still wonder if anyone in real life uses the hypehnated phrase "Puerto Rican-Americans." Nearly everyone who is ethnically Puerto Rican, on or off the island, is also a US citizen, and thus an "American" by most definitions, yes? I guess my larger question is, is there really anyone who you would call a "Puerto Rican" who is not also an "American"? If not, the hyphenation seems redundant.
If it's common practice in Puerto Rico to make use "American" to refer exclusively to those who live in the 50 states, I apologize. --Jfruh (talk) 18:09, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Copy editing articles on this list. I am trying to copy edit the articles on this list. If I make a mistake or mistep can we work it out on that article's talk page? Thank you, -- (talk) 14:25, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Also, how is "full" vs "partial" origin defined here in the lead sentence? -- (talk) 15:01, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


The introductory statement to this list is inaccurate and possibly leads to misunderstandings. As it reads right now, it says: "This category page lists notable citizens of the United States of Puerto Rican ethnic origin or descent who do not self-identify as being 'Puerto Rican'. Indiviuals who self-identify as being Puerto Rican are listed at Category:Puerto Rican people."

The claim that these people "do not self-identify as Puerto Rican" is unverifiable, as many Puerto Ricans in the U.S. identify as Puerto Ricans and Americans.

I propose to rewrite the intro as follows: "This category page lists notable people of Puerto Rican ethnic origin or descent who reside in the United States. Notable Puerto Ricans who reside in Puerto Rico are listed at Category:Puerto Rican people."--Lawrlafo (talk) 03:17, 23 June 2010 (UTC)