Student presents findings on Latino Urban revolts

“Chicago treated Puerto Ricans as model minorities,” Fountain said.

This notion of being a model minority was persistent across the United States and caused a lot of unrest among Puerto Rican communities, he said. 

After many Puerto Rican riots the perceptions surrounding them as a minority have changed, he said. Prior to the riots in the 1970’s, Puerto Ricans were considered a model minority, whereas after they were seen as being no different from African-Americans at the time, Fountain said. 

“What you see throughout these riots are feelings of invisibility,” Fountain said in his presentation.


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