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Minority bias has strong influence in categorizing multiracial individuals

jacqueline chenJacqueline Chen, assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study titled Black+White=Not White: A minority bias in categorizations of Black-White multiracials. The study found that observers are more likely to categorize someone who is black-white multiracial as non-white. She said, “The bottom line is that we find people tend to see racially ambiguous, multiracial people as racial minorities.” These findings are the first to document minority bias as a guiding principle in multiracial categorization. Read more. See published study

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Last Updated: 7/17/18