Evidence for hypodescent and racial hierarchy in the categorization and perception of biracial individuals.

@article{Ho2011EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for hypodescent and racial hierarchy in the categorization and perception of biracial individuals.},
  author={Arnold K Ho and J. Sidanius and D. Levin and M. Banaji},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={
          492-506
        }
}
Individuals who qualify equally for membership in two racial groups provide a rare window into social categorization and perception. In 5 experiments, we tested the extent to which a rule of hypodescent, whereby biracial individuals are assigned the status of their socially subordinate parent group, would govern perceptions of Asian-White and Black-White targets. In Experiment 1, in spite of posing explicit questions concerning Asian-White and Black-White targets, hypodescent was observed in… Expand

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