What are You Mixed with: the Effect of Multiracial Identification on Perceived Attractiveness

Citation

Reece, Robert L. (2015). What are You Mixed with: the Effect of Multiracial Identification on Perceived Attractiveness. Review of Black Political Economy. pp. 1-9

Abstract

Studies consistently show that attractiveness is racialized, and in a racial hierarchy that privileges whites at the expense of blacks, white phenotypic characteristics are deemed more attractive than black phenotypic characteristics. This study seeks to examine whether the racialized nature of attractiveness is based on more than just appearance. To that end, I use Add Health data to analyze whether black people who identify as mixed race rather than as a single race are perceived as more attractive even when controlling for phenotype, particularly skin tone, eye color, and hair color.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12114-015-9218-1

Keyword(s)

Race/ethnicity Colorism Attractiveness Mixed raciality

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Review of Black Political Economy

Author(s)

Reece, Robert L.

Year Published

2015

Pages

1-9

DOI

10.1007/s12114-015-9218-1

Reference ID

7178