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Chapter 2

In Search of Respect: Ch. 2 Notes

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Maggie Cummings

Chapter 2 A Street History of El Barrio ANTA02Puerto Rico was historically militarily controlled because its an important strategic location in the middle of the Caribbean important for shipping thingsBoth Spanish and Americans cared more about military control than the peoplePuerto Ricans cant vote in US but are subject to US rule o Almost a third of income in Puerto Rico comes from US social assistance o 50 of Puerto Ricans qualified for food stamps From Puerto Rican Jibaro to Hispanic Crack DealerWhen Americans took over land was given to American export companies forced some farmers to go work on sugar plantationsJibaro in English is Hillbillies Farmers who survive on their own o Becamesymbol of self respect because they resist foreign influence live for themselvesJibaros meaning changed with culturePuerto Ricans went from farmers to working in plantations to factory workersMany went to Harlem in New York and USFound jobs in manufacturing in 40s and 50s in new York when those jobs
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