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ERIC Number: ED072109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 8
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Measuring Puerto Ricans' Perceptions of Racial Characteristics.
Ginorio, Angela B.; Berry, Paul C.
To measure how Puerto Ricans classify each other into racial groups by physical appearance, a stimulus set of 60 color slides was prepared. Two hundred and fifty secondary students sorted these portraits into four, three, and finally two groups. Although subjects placed both the pictures and themselves in a color continuum of racial types with extraordinary consistency, and without bias due to their own colors, no consistent "black-white" dividing line appeared. An expected tendency to make finer discriminations among persons of approximately one's own color was not found; instead, subjects appeared to group together a broad range of intermediate characteristics. (Author)
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