How Puerto Rico Became White: Boundary Dynamics and Intercensus Racial Reclassification

  title={How Puerto Rico Became White: Boundary Dynamics and Intercensus Racial Reclassification},
  author={Mara Loveman and J. Muniz},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={915 - 939}
  • Mara Loveman, J. Muniz
  • Published 2007
  • Geography
  • American Sociological Review
  • According to official census results, the Puerto Rican population became significantly whiter in the first half of the twentieth century. Social scientists have long speculated about the source of this trend, but until now, available data did not permit competing hypotheses of Puerto Rico's whitening to be evaluated empirically. This article revisits the question of how Puerto Rico whitened using newly available Public Use Micro-Samples from the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Censuses of Puerto Rico… CONTINUE READING
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