Blood Quantum of Black / White Biracial 1 Running head : BLOOD QUANTUM IN PERCEPTIONS OF BIRACIALS Blood Quantum and Perceptions of Black / White Biracial Targets : The Black Ancestry Prototype Model of Affirmative Action

The present study examined the causal role of amount of Black ancestry in targets’ perceived fit with Black prototypes and perceivers’ categorization of biracial targets. Greater Black ancestry increased the likelihood that perceivers categorized biracial targets as Black and perceived targets as fitting Black prototypes (e.g., experiencing racial… CONTINUE READING