Interview with Edgar Colon Hernandez on March 21 2016, Segment 7

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Colon Hernandez talks about how different his educational experience in Puerto Rico was from his experience in the United States. He asserts that the one thing that he was not prepared for was the importance that race seems to have in the United States. While in Puerto Rico he was called “el Blanquito” (‘White boy’), in New York he discovered that he was ‘Brown.’


Date
March 21, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
Edgar Colon Hernandez
Interviewer
Leonela Medina Baez
Duration
3m 14.0s
Location of interview

Jersey City, NJ

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
ECH.2016.03.21.7
Related Keywords
Education, Race identity, Race relations
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
City University of New York. Hunter College
Related Places
Jersey City, NJ (interview location), Manhattan (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Edgar Colon Hernandez on March 21 2016, Segment 7: ECH.2016.03.21.7. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 Nov 2019.
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Repository
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