Talk:Puerto Ricans in the United States

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Percentage of each state[edit]

Someone really should look at the demographic section were they state what percentage of Hispanics Puerto Ricans are in Puerto Rican heavy states, because by the 2010 census data does percentages are way off. I changed them, but then someone reverted them back, so someone should check that out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FamAD123 (talkcontribs) 01:43, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Spanish version[edit]

This article should have a Spanish version, so Puerto Ricans that only speak Spanish can read it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.194.233.139 (talk) 04:30, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

OK. The article now exists in Spanish Wikipedia. My name is Mercy11 (talk) 14:49, 24 June 2013 (UTC), and I approve this message.

The chart..[edit]

that details the number of puerto ricans in the country and the percentage change over the years, I need to know how to change it, the population increased 26.3% over the previous decade, not 35%. Could someone change that or tell me how to, because I'm not sure how to.FamAD123 (talk) 05:38, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Race and NY Bias[edit]

Why does this page seem so bias towards New York? Also why is this page, the only Hispanic page that acts like race doesnt exist?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spreadofknowledge (talkcontribs) 22:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Please wait for a discussion before invoking terminology such as 'race'. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:54, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
Spreadofknowledge, your contributions would indicate that you have a WP:COI agenda regarding this article and other Hispanic and Latino articles. You've made a false claim regarding the issue of race being dealt with on other articles but not this one, as it has, in fact, been you who are trying to introduce it to other articles.
Note that, where you have bothered to use an edit summary, you have left discourteous statements rather than an informative edit summary. I can't even ascertain what it is that you seem to be so determined to prove (something about numbers of black people, white people and those of Chinese ethnicity?), but fiddling with census information and introducing an article from 2004 as a reference for interpreting the 2010 census statistics is tendentious editing at best. So far you've all you've brought to the table is shoehorning by means of inappropriate WP:SYNTH adding up to WP:OR. I don't like to be a talk page WP:CREEP but, as you're a newbie, it's essential. If you are unable to be neutral due to being too emotionally connected to any subject, you should not be editing in those areas. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Puerto Ricans in the United States[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Puerto Ricans in the United States's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "pewhispanic.org":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 23:22, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Section removed in both instances. Had already been checked and failed WP:VERIFY as WP:OR and WP:POV use of source which examines US census self-identification being presented as if it were DNA or other scientific research into ethnicity. User responsible for POV-push resumed activities on these articles tweaking existing references (such as citing a 2004 article analysing 2010 census statistics); using the same sources which failed verification and declaring them as being factual here, here and here.

name[edit]

the article should either be renamed pr should give more attention to Puerto Ricans who live on the island. Even a Puerto Rican who hasn't ever left San Juan is still a Puerto Rican in the United States. As it stands, the article seems to treat Puerto Ricans as non-americans. I say it's offensive and bullhonkey. --108.45.56.173 (talk) 01:08, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

You could argue that this isn't the case since Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of America and not technically a part of America. The Unites States of America is made up of 50 states and 1 district, therefore Puerto Rico is not technically a part of the United States of America.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.71.198.145 (talk) 04:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Puerto Ricans in the United States[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Puerto Ricans in the United States's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Graces":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 21:42, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Some questions on terminology of the Migration section[edit]

In the section of New York City, one of the paragraphs starts:

The struggle for legal work and affordable housing remains fairly low and the implementation of favorable public policy fairly inconsistent.

In essence, the sentence is saying "The struggle remains fairly low." I'm not sure that is what was intended. I assume it's the availability of both that is low and the struggle is continuing.

Also, I am not sure what "the struggle for legal work." Is the issue a lack of work or a lack of legal jobs? What is meant by legal jobs?

Finally, in the section on Chicago there's this phrase:

In 1968 a turnt around gang, the Young Lords mounted protests and demonstrations ...

What is a "turnt around gang"? Is this the name of the gang or a type of gang? If this is an actual phrase and not vandalism, there should be a link to the meaning of those words. Ileanadu (talk) 22:21, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

The Spanish version of this article [[1]] has the same problem:

La lucha por encontrar trabajo legitimo y viviendas asequibles sigue siendo relativamente baja...

"La lucha ... sigue ... baja"

I don't see anything about a gang. Ileanadu (talk) 22:54, 21 December 2014 (UTC)