Travel brochures to the island of Puerto Rico aptly profess the rich variation in skin color and other phenotypes among its people. Following acts of domination vis-a-vis the island's cultural mores, invading colonizers evolved a social hierarchy to discourage any notions of merit attributable to racial diversity. According to the data herewith, the presumption of a relationship between skin color and selected values for skin color ideals is plausible. Social work practitionersa re then challenged to decipher the maze of racial traditions as pertains to discrimination. Doing so will enable an environment for knowledge based purely upon merit in order to resurrect indigenous knowledge about the biases of otherwise victim populations
Hall, Ronald E.
"A Descriptive Analysis of Skin Color Bias in Puerto Rico: Ecological Applications to Practice,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol27/iss4/8