Por José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Professor Jose Luis Morin, of the John Jay College in New York City discussed in 2019 how the United States (US) government (USG) has used its racism to build its empire. Puerto Rico has been just another victim US colonialism. Click on the following link to watch the video:
Most people are unaware of this history. 43% of US citizens after Hurricane Maria did not know that Puerto Ricans are US citizens.
The US Supreme Court has validated US colonialism. Therefore, Puerto Rico decolonization will not occur via the US Justice System.
The USG has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945. Therefore, Puerto Rico decolonization will not occur via the UN.
The USG has ignored thus far 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. Therefore, Puerto Rico decolonization will not occur via more UN resolutions.
The USG says that, via the Treaty of Paris of 1898, Puerto Ricans have no rights that it has to respect. Therefore, Puerto Ricans should not waste their time on participating in elections and plebiscites. We should instead engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law. We must, because outlaws don’t believe in democracy and the rule of law!
Outlaws don’t believe in the rule of law.
Part of the Afro-Latinx Series, John Jay’s Africana Studies and Latin American and Latina/o Studies Departments presents Puerto Rico and the Legacy of Jim Crow: Race, Colonialism and the Current Crisis in Puerto Rico. An Examination of how race and the realization shaped the U.S. Supreme Court decisions that form the basis for the separate and unequal relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. Speaker: Professor Jose Luis Morin Chair, Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department Discussant: Professor Jessica Gordon-Nembhard Chair, Department of Africana Studies Upcoming Events – JOHN JAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/news/john-ja… SHOW LESS