Within Latinx groups, those having more Eurocentric features receive preferential treatment — this remains the case both in the US and worldwide. Consequently, darker skinned Latinx individuals are often stigmatized and discriminated against (Ad…
I can also vouch for the way in which this happens in the context of Middle Eastern peoples, in which Eurocentric traits are considered significantly more valuable. Among groups of these, there are people who much prefer to embrace that extrinsic power than choose equality.
I suspect it happens worldwide due to the entrenched nature of worldwide white supremacy and the ongoing residual effects of colonization and the TransAtlantic Slave Trade worldwide.