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Ethnoracism: Examining Puerto Rican Health through Critical Race Theory

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This paper invokes Critical Race Theory to inform the study of Puerto Rican health to provide a much needed lens in examining the historical context of ethnoracism in which the colonial history of migration, discrimination, racism, and segregation has produced deleterious health outcomes for today’s mainland Puerto Ricans. Research has failed to connect the historical disadvantages of the mainland Puerto Rican population to health that establish the social and economic conditions that are responsible for the current health disparities. Beginning with Balzac v Porto, 258 U.S. 308, in which the U.S. declared Puerto Rico as a territory rather than a part of the union, Critical Race Theory aids in examining how this ruling produced and maintained structures of exploitation by denying Puerto Ricans the rights contained in the U.S. Constitution. These structures of exploitation are reflected in the law such as the Puerto Rico and possession tax credit (26 USC § 936) where domestic corporations turned Puerto Rico into the number one source of profit through industrialization. This led to massive income inequality as the profits never touched the hands of Puerto Ricans, thus creating a culture of poverty that has health implications. Critical Race Theory also explains how ethnoracism determines life chances based on these historical disadvantages embedded in the laws that clarify ethnic-related inequalities noted in the various oppressive and exploitative systems. Towards improving research on Puerto Rican health, the present study seeks to establish ethnoracism as a fundamental social cause of health explained through Critical Race Theory.
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Perez, Catherine. "Ethnoracism: Examining Puerto Rican Health through Critical Race Theory" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p707986_index.html>

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Perez, C. , 2014-03-27 "Ethnoracism: Examining Puerto Rican Health through Critical Race Theory" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p707986_index.html

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Abstract: This paper invokes Critical Race Theory to inform the study of Puerto Rican health to provide a much needed lens in examining the historical context of ethnoracism in which the colonial history of migration, discrimination, racism, and segregation has produced deleterious health outcomes for today’s mainland Puerto Ricans. Research has failed to connect the historical disadvantages of the mainland Puerto Rican population to health that establish the social and economic conditions that are responsible for the current health disparities. Beginning with Balzac v Porto, 258 U.S. 308, in which the U.S. declared Puerto Rico as a territory rather than a part of the union, Critical Race Theory aids in examining how this ruling produced and maintained structures of exploitation by denying Puerto Ricans the rights contained in the U.S. Constitution. These structures of exploitation are reflected in the law such as the Puerto Rico and possession tax credit (26 USC § 936) where domestic corporations turned Puerto Rico into the number one source of profit through industrialization. This led to massive income inequality as the profits never touched the hands of Puerto Ricans, thus creating a culture of poverty that has health implications. Critical Race Theory also explains how ethnoracism determines life chances based on these historical disadvantages embedded in the laws that clarify ethnic-related inequalities noted in the various oppressive and exploitative systems. Towards improving research on Puerto Rican health, the present study seeks to establish ethnoracism as a fundamental social cause of health explained through Critical Race Theory.


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