17 July 2009

Boricua U.S. of part of A. Stats

It's the Pew Hispanic Center's Factsheet #48.

Go ahead, click the link and download the darn thing. Takes about 53 seconds. You can read the whole thing in about 142 seconds, unless you're a government employee, in which case it will take 5.2 hours for someone else to read it to you. Make sure to put in for overtime.

Some excerpts: 

"As a group, Puerto Ricans are older than Hispanics on average but they are younger than the U.S. population. They are less likely to be married than either Hispanics overall or the U.S. population overall. The majority (55.9%) of Puerto Rican women ages 15 to 44 who had a birth in the 12 months prior to the survey were unmarried. The comparable share for all Hispanic women was 38.1% and the figure for all U.S. women was 33.4%."

Uh, more than half of Puerto Rican women who gave birth did so as single women? Woo-hoo! Boricua family values! And Let's not forget Boricua sex (non)education!!

"Puerto Ricans have lower levels of education and lower incomes than average for the U.S. population. They are less likely to be in the labor force, and among those in the labor force they have a higher rate of unemployment than either all Hispanics or the overall population. The rate of homeownership among Puerto Ricans is lower than the rate for Hispanics overall and the U.S. population overall. "

Okay, translation: "...less likely to be in the labor force..." means "Welfare parasites"!! Woo-hoo! Boricua work ethic!! 

Uh, any positives? Uh-huh: "Among Puerto Ricans ages 5 and older living in the U.S., most do not speak English at home. Some 20.5% of Puerto Ricans ages 5 and older report speaking English less than very well, compared with 38.8% of all Hispanics." Boricuas speak better English than the average Hispanic!! Yeah!! So, uh, why do We have higher unemployent and, uh, lower income, which translates into lower homeownership than the average Hispanic?

Huh?

Welfare parasites!! Woo-hoo!

Stereotype? Well, if the statistics bear out the percentage concept of the single welfare mom with freeloading welfare chillo surrounded by 3.2 kids also headed for high school dropout status, then is it a "stereotype"...or is it a "type"?

A quien le caiga el sayo, que se lo ponga. 

If the shoe fits...

The Jenius Has Spoken.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you ment "sello", not sayo.

Gil C. Schmidt said...

Thanks for commenting...but I quoted the saying correctly. Check the definition of "sayo" here: http://www.wordreference.com/definicion/sayo

And a Google search of the phrase already quotes Me back: http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=a+quien+le+caiga+el+sayo&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

I love to Google Me...

James said...

Ouch! Our poor anonymous friend should have known better than to try to correct the Jenius.