Picric Acid & colonialism

About a forgotten mass grave of 176 Puerto Ricans in Arkansas.

Miguel Adrover
3 min readJul 7, 2020
Credits to Evin Demirel for the story & Shep Miers for this picture.

March 21st can be a sensitive day in Puerto Rican social media. A day — like September 23rd — in which la mancha de plátano[1] has a particular itch. Puerto Ricans will argue about what happened that dark day in 1937. Regardless of the discourses exchanged, the Puerto Rico…