Eric • Gravesend, Brooklyn

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Photo: Andre Lee Muñiz. Location: Gravesend, Brooklyn

Eric has lived all of his 24 years in Brooklyn, about twenty now in the projects. “It’s different being Puerto Rican in the P.J.s – I’m almost always the only ‘Spanish’ kid in the crew. But it’s cool because I stand out more. Also, a lot of people say P.R.s and Dominicans don’t get along, but I’m half Dominican too so I haven’t had any problems. It’s like having the best of both worlds.”

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La Respuesta

For over a century, Puerto Ricans have lived and settled in the U.S. (the “Boricua Diaspora”), but now, for the first time, there are more acá than allá. In response to our growing presence and ongoing impact, La Respuesta seeks to invoke a claim to our histories and announce our stories. This will be done by highlighting our assets and distinct experiences, agitating discussion on the crucial issues, and addressing the obstacles that we face.