Mainland Puerto Ricans

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    What's the difference between a mainland Puerto Rican and a non-mainland Puerto Rican? If someone is born in the U.S. but was raised in Puerto Rico, what type of Puerto Rican is he/she?
     
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    The question is born in the US to Puerto Rican parents or born in the US to parents of some other descent and then moved to Puerto Rico?
     
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    Born in the U.S. to Puerto Rican parents.
     
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    I mean, if you're born to PR parents in the US and move back to PR then I guess it could go either way. I mean you're a citizen. You could probably classify yourself as a mainland or as from the island. I know a buncha kids who have lived in both...but most don't really get all into defining themselves one way or another. Is this something that's asked on the AMCAS? Cause it might be something for residency as to whether or not u would have PR residency...?
     
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    it depends on what you want to identify as. My friends that were raised in PR don't consider themselves mainland PRs. Those of us that were born and raised in the states are considered mainland ricans.
     
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    I consider myself as simply a Puerto Rican but I was not sure what kind of Puerto Rican I would be in the eyes of the AAMC.
     
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    I found this in another thread, hope it clears something up:




    actuallly i sent the aamc an email about that and i got this response

    Race/ethnicity is self description; that is you decide what you consider yourself. We do not differentiate between mainland and Commonwealth Puerto Ricans.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck.



    Lily May Johnson
    Manager
    AAMC
    Division of Diversity Policy and Programs
    2450 N Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20037
    [email protected]
    202-828-0573 (phone)
    202-862-6282 (fax)
     
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    That was a fast response. Thank you ChemEngMd.
     

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