Minority bias has strong influence in categorizing multiracial individuals
Jacqueline 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.