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Unformatted text preview: however, societies with a color gradient permit more flexibility and therefore are less likely to impose specific sanctions against a group of people based on skin color alone. Puerto Rico has not suffered interracial conflict or violence; its people are conscious of the different racial heritages. Racial identification in Puerto Rico depends a great deal on the attitude of the individual making the judgment. If one thinks highly of a person, he or she may be seen as a member of a more acceptable group. A variety of terms are used in the color gradient to describe people racially, including blanco (white), prieto , Moreno , de color , and negro (black). Factors such as social class and social position determine race....
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