Puerto Ricans are not for sale


Originally published in “Boricuolandia.wordpress.com

As yet another indicator of the meaning of living in a “post-racial” society, I submit to your consideration this video, “Rent a Rican Commercial”, posted by something called crabimosi on YouTube. It’s gotten over 150.000 views so far . . .  I learnt about it via the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP).

This skit has been floating around the net in the last couple of days (uploaded on Jan. 7th 2013) and it begins with a glum house party that instantly turns boisterous after a Puerto Rican (Nino Alicea) bursts onto the scene downing shots of rum and piña colada. And, another butt of the joke, at some point of the video you will hear this comment:

“But don’t ask him to cut your lawn, he ain’t no Mexican”

What on green Earth is this nod to Mexicans? Because why not, add a lawnmower joke to the bit while you are at it.

In my very personal opinion, this is a plain and clear example of negative stereotyping against the Latino community and it contributes to deepen the differences and tensions between the interacting “social groups” of Americans.

Originally published on: www.metro.pr
08:42 January 23rd, 2013
Renta un puertorriqueño para tu fiesta aburrida

El vídeo Rent-A-Rican Commercial, publicado a principios de enero en el portal YouTube, ha creado opiniones encontradas en las redes sociales.

El mismo muestra una fiesta, donde los invitados aparentan estar aburridos. Es ahí cuando se les ocurre la idea de alquilar a un puertorriqueño. Y es que según ellos, los boricuas serán el alma de la fiesta y les enseñarán bailes exóticos, a cómo beber shots de ron, body shots, shots de insulina, el arte de la seducción, entre otras cosas.

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Are you tired of attending parties that just aren’t that much fun? Then spruce them up with Rent-a-Rican! Find out how to rent a real-life Puerto Rican that can turn your party from lame-o to fuego in no time! Better yet, your personal Puerto Rican can teach you exotic dances, how to do rum shots and the art of seduction. Muy caliente! What are you waiting for?

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    As yet another indicator of the meaning of living in a “post-racial” society, I submit to your consideration this video: “Rent a Rican Commercial” that, why not, adds a lawnmower joke to the bit while you are at it.

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