I'm a creole american my grandfather was French Hispanic native american I'm brown skin black I grew up around hispanics half my life I speak a lot of Spanish I don't consider myself Hispanic in a sense but growing up Hispanics were always treated with disrespect my friends were bullied in school for being Hispanic it always made me sad because they would say cause they are Hispanic they are hated I noticed the mean looks Americans give Latin Americans. One of of my friends wanted to kill his self because he hated being Hispanic because how he was treated n that made me cry because I deny being part Hispanic because I don't look it in a sense n he would say your lucky because you don't get the look of hatred Americans give them
But I will say no because many Puerto Ricans look Nordic/Germanic. The ones who are more like me or olively oiled in complexion might get the same treatment Asians get in this country, so I think it really depends on the nature. Either way, it's not the same as 100 years ago.
Puerto Ricans aren't as discriminated against because they are Americans. Hispanics aren't nearly as discriminated against in the United States because they are part of the American labor force. Yes, there are lots of illegal immigrants. Puerto Ricans probably are profiled as possible illegals all the time. Yet there still isn't as much discrimination against Puerto Ricans as there are against Asian tourists.
I do not think that Puerto Ricans are discriminated against more than a minority group such as Asian tourists. I think that the degree to which they are being discriminated against varies from regions according to the area in the United States. I think that Puerto Ricans are treated pretty well.
I can only speak for Asians as my wife and her family are Thai. My wife was discriminated against when we visited the USA. Just trying to get her a tourist visa was near impossible and it took 3 tries at the USA Embassy to get her the visa.
The worst incident in the USA while traveling was when a small town cop had the nerve to assume my wife (highly educated and is a bank manager) was a prostitute based on her nationality. I feel SE Asians are discriminated against more so than Japanese and Koreans are (as my Japanese friends and Korean friends never had any trouble in the USA).
The United States of America is considered a melting pot. People of all races and nationalities visit without facing the racism they would face in other countries. Puerto Ricans or Asians may face difficulties if they do not speak English only because there are communication barriers. Beyond that they have nothing to worry about. Besides, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.
No, Puerto Ricans in the United States are not discriminated against to a larger degree than Asian tourists, because the United States is, for the most part, welcoming and friendly to all of its visitors. Puerto Ricans are not that noticeable in the United States, because we have so much diversity as it is.