Monday, March 5, 2012

Setting The Record Straight. I DON'T Sell Drugs!!

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Liza Cardona

A Puerto Rican entity PRAA (Puerto Rican Alliance for Awareness) posted on YouTube a video in response to the much criticized "Work It" episode, in which one of the  characters,  Amaury Nolasco joked with the stereotype that Puerto Ricans sell drugs.
The Puerto Rican Alliance (PRAA), is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that exemplify the diversity of the Puerto Rican community clarify that they do not sell drugs.

According to the PRAA, founded by Carlos Jimenez and Darlene Vazquetelles, the aim of the video is "to educate the world about the true face of Puerto Ricans, both on the island and in the continental United States."

The controversy

In the second (and last) episode of the series on ABC, whose parent company is Disney, the character of Nolasco, 'Angel', says that being Puerto Rican would be very successful selling drugs.

"Work It" was canceled after the second delivery, not only because of the uproar that caused the stereotypical comment, but also because the series of two men dressed as women received the veto of gay and powerful organizations - to boot - was a failure of hearing .

I have to admit that I cried as I watched the video response from the Puerto Rican Alliance (PRAA). I have never felt more proud of my fellow Puerto Ricans. Is there is something that you need to know from us is that we NEVER stay silent about things that matter. So, for the record, my name is Liza Cardona and I'm a 100% Puerto Rican. I'm a mother, wife, doctor, happiness ambassador and

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