Conservatives are more likely than liberals to identify mixed-race individuals as Black, according to a series of new studies by researchers at New York University. Their findings, which appear in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggest that there is a link between political ideology and racial categorization.

“A person’s race is often thought to be clear-cut and fixed,” explains Amy Krosch, a doctoral student in New York University’s Department of Psychology and the lead author of the paper. “However, our research suggests that the perception of a person as Black or White is related to one’s political views and beliefs about equality.”

The study may be downloaded here.

The paper’s other authors were: Leslie Berntsen, an NYU undergraduate at the time of the study and now a graduate student at the University of Southern California; David Amodio, an associate professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology; John Jost, a professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology; and Jay Van Bavel, an assistant professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology.

Their findings also showed a link between nationality and racial classification. The study’s U.S. subjects were more likely to identify as Black mixed-race individuals labeled as Americans than they were mixed-race individuals labeled as Canadians.

The study focused on the principle of hypodescent, which posits that multi-racial individuals are categorized according to their most socially subordinate group membership. This principle—“the one-drop rule”—was applied in the U.S. from the antebellum period through the Civil Rights Era in order to subjugate individuals with any non-White heritage by denying them full rights and liberties under the law. It was also used to send Japanese-Americans—some of whom were one-eighth Japanese—to internment camps during World War II.

In the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology study, the researchers explored the possibility of a connection between political ideology and racial categorization of unknown individuals—and, if so, what might explain this phenomenon.

To do so, they conducted three experiments, two of which included only White American subjects; a third included a racially heterogeneous panel of American subjects.

In the first experiment, White female and male subjects were shown a series of computer-generated adult male faces that morphed real-world Black and White faces at varying percentages. Subjects were instructed to categorize each of the 110 faces they saw as either “Black” or “White.” Subjects’ ideology was measured using an established seven-point, self-reported scale (1=extremely liberal to 7=extremely conservative).

Here, the results showed a link between political ideology and hypodescent: subjects who self-identified as political conservatives were more likely to identify the faces seen in the experiment as Black than were those who self-identified as liberals.

In a second experiment, the researchers explored reasons to explain this finding. Previous studies have shown that members of racial minority groups (e.g., Blacks and Asians) were just as likely as Whites to apply the principle of hypodescent in making racial judgments. This suggests that racial categorization is not simply a perspective exhibited by Whites; instead, it would appear to be more a reflection of system-justifying biases. That is, conservatives of any race may maintain traditional boundaries associated with the hierarchical social order—and, as a result, they categorize multi-racial individuals according to the most socially subordinate group membership.

The researchers repeated the experiment with a new sample, seeking to explain why conservatives are more likely to apply the principle of hypodescent. The sample of 71 subjects was overwhelmingly white (54), but was also composed of bi- or multi-racial, Asian, South Asian, Latino, and Native American subjects.

In addition to measuring political ideology in this experiment, the researchers also sought to determine if their initial findings might be the result of a system-justifying bias. To do so, they gauged the subjects’ views by administering a Social Dominance Orientation scale, which includes two factors: group-based dominance (“If certain groups stayed in their place, we would have fewer problems”) and opposition to equality (“We should do what we can to equalize conditions for groups”). This metric has been used in earlier studies to measure racial categorization.

Their results showed that, indeed, among conservatives, “opposition to equality” was a powerful predictor in the categorization of mixed-race faces as Black rather than White. However, this was not the case for “group-based dominance.” “These results suggest that conservatives may be categorizing mixed-race faces as Black to justify racial divisions that are part of the historical legacy of the social system in the United States,” the researchers wrote.

They added that while the findings in this experiment were statistically significant for its White subjects, the sample size for non-White subjects was too small to draw any meaningful conclusions.

But these results left open another question: If hypodescent among conservatives is motivated by a justification of racial divisions that are part of the United States’ legacy, then such judgments should be solely directed toward Americans. To test this, the researchers conducted another experiment in which a third set of American subjects (all White) were asked to make racial judgments of the faces they viewed. In this experiment, unlike the previous two, in some conditions the study’s subjects were told certain faces were “American” and in others they were informed faces were “Canadian.” These labels of nationality were randomized—facial images labeled as “American” to some of the study’s subjects were billed as “Canadian” to others.

Here they found self-identified conservatives were more likely than liberals to identify mixed-race “American” faces as Black than as White—a finding consistent with the other experiments. However, there was no relationship between political ideology and racial categorization for “Canadian” faces.

“It seems reasonable to conclude on the basis of these results that bias in the process of racial categorization may reflect, among other things, the motivation to defend and uphold traditional racial divisions that are part of the historical legacy of the United States,” the researchers concluded. “Conservatives exhibit stronger system justification tendencies in general and are presumably more sensitive than liberals to challenges directed at the legitimacy or stability of the social order, with its attendant degree of racial inequality.”

“Although it may be tempting to conclude political ideology leads to biases in racial categorization, the causal relationship is still open for debate,” cautioned Van Bavel.

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  • GB101

    I see. This is why liberals constantly identify the president of the United States as “mixed race” rather than “black.” Yep. Every day. All the time. Only evil conservatives (redundant I know) ever refer to the president as being “black.”

    • The__Bobster

      If it looks like a Bantu and thinks like a Bantu and talks like a Bantu….

      • Manaphy

        And pushes the same Marxist agendas as a Bantu….

    • Jefferson

      Most Blacks see Hussein Obama as being Black and most Blacks are left wingers.

      • Jane

        Does anyone here realize that America, Canada and England had Irish slaves the same time there were black slaves and there were more of them??? Did anyone ever wonder why alot of black slaves have irish last names?? They used to work together and some mingled and had kids…

  • In an affirmative action world, if you are 99.9% white, and 0.1% “other” is to your advantage to put down your “other” part on job applications.
    It worked for me, and you white boys DO nothing to stop it.
    The irony is that I suspect over 90% of you Amreners have fewer chromosomes from Europe than I do.
    I think I have one Apache gene left, the one for my never balding hairline, and my Spanish is strictly from high school and college.
    But hey, “one drop” is all that matters, right?

    • Funruffian

      As far as I know I am of European in ancestry. There may be a tiny percentage of Asian or Eurasian on my mother’s side, but I would have to get a genealogy test to determine that.

    • Nathanwartooth

      I’ve started putting “Hispanic” on all forms.

      It’s an ethnicity, so if anyone questions me on it I’ll get all uppity and say how I was raised in a Spanish speaking culture.

    • Romulus

      Dominant and recessive genes mr.cooper. One gene is NOT an Indian make. A substantial amount of humans below the southern border are not indigenous genes but Spaniards. Which are classified as white Arabs. Think Mandy patankin(Inigo Montoya/the princess bride)

      • “ONE gene is NOT an Indian make.”
        I totally agree, and I have no known ancestor south of the Rio Grande.
        I have ONE great-great Apache grandmother.
        I have FIFTEEN white great-great grandparents.

        • Bardon Kaldian

          Still, you’re eligible for NA tribe membership. Think $$$$ ….

    • IKantunderstand

      No, what matters is do you have “skin in the game”? Did your ancestors fight in the Revolutionary War? Did your ancestors fight in the so called “Civil War”? Did your ancestors fight in WWI, WWII, Korean war? Viet Nam War? If not, piss off. By the way, what happened to you? Are you really Black? Look, any Black American who swears fealty to White Western civilization, is OK in my book. So calm down, D.B. Sheesh.

      • I’m not sure if my white heritage in America goes as far as the Revolution, but they definitely fought for the South in the Civil War, my ancestors were either too old or too young for WWI, my great grandfather fought in WWII in his forties, my grandmother’s brother was a marine who turned 18 on Guadalcanal, my grandfather was 4F from a childhood accident, so he went to Pearl Harbor to rebuild, and dad served in Vietnam.
        I served myself, but didn’t see combat during my time in the military. Instead, I saw plenty of action during my two years as a cop in the worst ‘hood in one of our largest cities.
        And yes, I would NOT have gotten hired by the Dallas Police Department if I had put white on my application.

        • Bardon Kaldian

          If you’re part Injun, you could cash this in. I joked with Harold Crews about monetary possibilities of NA heritage (casinos etc.)

  • The__Bobster

    Ben Jealous is a liberal and refers to himself as black, even though a lot of conservatives might not see it unless they were told. In fact, the most militant Zulus tend to have the most White blood in them.

    http://www.bet.com/news/features/vote-2012/news/politics/2012/08/30/naacp-leader-approves-of-virginia-s-voter-id-law-being-cleared/_jcr_content/featuredMedia/newsitemimage.newsimage.dimg/051011-National-Ben-Jealous4.jpg

    • Jefferson

      I am a conservative and I do not think Benjamin Jealous physically looks Black from a phenotype standpoint. He reminds me too much of a bearded fatter version of Vince Vaughn.

      But I know politically/by affirmative action standards he is considered “Black”. Because in the U.S there is more to being “Black” than just phenotype.

      • Jane

        Well I am white in canada. The canadian blacks do not like the OTHER blacks here, there is alot of prejudice, the worst are the africans. They go around like they own the place, very demanding and lots of attitude and our blacks are not like that, they are respectful..

    • Romulus

      His last name says it all. Why do so many confuse nationality, ethnicity and genetic origin? All one has to remember is that it takes on average 15,000 yrs for mutations to occur,despite the liars in the scientific community. Who are hell bent on running down Darwin and elevating that douche Franz boas and the new theory “spontaneous mutation”. Its no accident that science keeps trying to shorten the date of modern humans exodus from the savannah to Europe. It helps with their meme that silverbacks are Europeans, Heimdall is black(the Thor movie), the two blacks in the “red riding hood movie” with Amanda Sigfried, the black and Asian oracles in “the wrath of the titans”, etc.,etc.,etc.,. The idea is to bury actual history to write the groids into our ancient past.

    • jane johnson

      Right you are. Remember this guy?

    • jane johnson

      Ding! Ding! Ding! You are correct. Remember this guy?

  • The__Bobster

    This principle—“the one-drop rule”—was applied in the U.S. from the antebellum period through the Civil Rights Era in order to subjugate individuals with any non-White heritage by denying them full rights and liberties under the law.
    ____________

    No, it was designed to prevent pollution of the White gene pool.

    • Romulus

      If one knows what to look for ,it is not that hard to figure out sometimes race. Take the tsarnaev bros. For example. They are obviously “white haji/Arabs”. Trivia question:….. Which other famous people that are white haji and have a common ancestry with ahmadinejads people?

  • shawnmer

    The “Journal of Experimental Social Psychology?” Read an Archie comic. You’ll have attained about as much useful real information when you’re done reading it.

    Any more subjects you folks would like to make up out of thin air?

  • MekongDelta69

    Amy Krosch – “A person’s race is often thought to be clear-cut and fixed…”
    Wait – isn’t ‘race’ a ‘social construct’ Amy?
    Whoops – Amy screwed up.

    Another ‘study’ done by brainwashed and totally indoctrinated ‘students’ from the notoriously leftist NYU psycho-babble department.

    This makes the 1,357,947th ‘results MUST equal OUR pre-conceived notions’ college ‘study.’

    Yet another article to avoid wasting your time reading.

  • OlderWoman

    If a person is 1% black it infects the remaining 99%. It’s a disease to be black.

    • Morris LeChat

      Can a person be 1% black? with each generation of mixing with whites, there is a 50% chance that genes from the black ancestor will not be passed on. In the first generation, when white mixes with black, they get both white and black genes. After that the person has both genes for each trait, the dominant one is expressed. There is a chance though, that the next generation will not inherit the black gene for the trait at all. Since there are so many different traits and many pairs of genes for each trait, it is unlikely that after two generations of breeding with only whites that only the white traits will be inherited. But if they continue to just breed with whites then after awhile chance dictates that no black genes will be inherited, except for rare things such as mitochondrial DNA.

      • Bossman

        If a Mulatto breeds with a white woman and her offspring breeds with white and if their offsprings do the same after a few generations the offsprings will be as white as snow. It is called a return to ancestral type. Even Charles Darwin knew that.

        • Morris LeChat

          well yes, you can say that “this is the way it is because it is the way it is” , I tried to explain why.

      • Bardon Kaldian

        Because of dominant genes, you can have fully black progeny in the 4th generation. Unlike in race mixing White- Indian, White- Chinese etc.

  • kjh64

    In the USA, mixed-race Black/White people usually identify themselves as Black, often more strongly than full Blacks, so American Whites do the same.

    • Bossman

      That is just stupidity. In Latin America, Mulattoes do not identify themselves as Black so that seems to be cultural thing.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    Oh FFS, these worthless pointy-heads could solve this conundrum quite easily by applying the Sesame Street Rule: One of These Things is Not Like The Other… politics has nothing to do with it, unless we want to extrapolate as to which political group is better at “interfacing with reality” and is not hiding in some fantasy land of kumbaya where unicorns frolic and Skittles fall in a gentle rain upon the hoodied (m)asses.

  • TheCogitator

    “People are like paint. Add any other color to white paint, and it is no longer white. With any paint that is not white, mixing them just alters the original color, but it is still a colored paint.”

    If they have any black in them, they are black.

    • Romulus

      Hurray!!!! Thank you!!! That is the best, simplest explanation I’ve read yet. I would agree. If you add any brown to a beautiful fairheaded elfin norsewoman, by definition they cannot possibly be the same that you started with.

      • Morris LeChat

        It’s WRONG! Genes don’t mix. It only APPEARS they do. If you have a gene for dark skin and a gene for light skin then what will be expressed in the individual will be a tone in between. The genes themselves though, are not altered. For each physical trait, you carry TWO genes, one you got from your father and one you got from your mother. You only pass ONE of those down to the next generation.

        • Romulus

          I feel ya bro.lol! You know what meant.
          Just having a laugh.

          • Morris LeChat

            Please don’t feel me, you didn’t even buy me a drink.

          • Romulus

            Good one. Hahaha

      • Bardon Kaldian

        There is an older one, about mixing sewage and wine ….

    • Bossman

      That is not science. All of humankind are of the same species and the races are just varieties of the same species.

      • me

        Ants. Dogs. Cats. Horses. All groups of the same species, but quite different in breeding, characteristics, and intelligence.

        • Bossman

          Really??? Could someone educate this person. Do you even know what a species is?

  • sbuffalonative

    Conservatives are just more honest. Liberals have to lie to themselves and others.

    • Bossman

      They may be honest but a lot of them are very naive and are willing to believe in all kinds of nonsense. Many of them don’t believe in evolution and take Bible myths as literal truths.

    • MBlanc46

      If you mean politicians, they all lie whenever they think that it suits their purposes. If you mean the populace in general, we all have myths and fables that undergird our view of the world. If you want to find an honest man (or woman), you need to do a Diogenes.

  • Nathanwartooth

    “They added that while the findings in this experiment were statistically significant for its White subjects, the sample size for non-White subjects was too small to draw any meaningful conclusions.”

    How convenient.

  • Romulus

    More psuedo psycho babble junk science! The experiment itself seems designed to give exactly the results the researchers were looking for in the first place. There’s a great selection of books on Amazon which deals with scientific and intellectual dishonesty. As well as the rampant cheating going on at Americas college campuses.

    • MBlanc46

      Publish or perish.

  • IKantunderstand

    What this says to me is that Conservatives are smarter and more observant. Or, more honest.

  • brengunn

    However, there was no relationship between political ideology and racial categorization for “Canadian” faces.

    Why does this seem to neat to me? Like the Dutch psychology professor we read about several weeks ago, this seems a little off. Not the whole study but the idea that depending on nationality racial categorisations changed. I find that hard to believe.

  • Funruffian

    I never fully believed that American Blacks were part White. If this is true than that would mean many American Whites have an inversely proportionate amount of Black DNA.

    • Bossman

      Whites do have an inversely proportionate amount of Black DNA. This could be America’s best kept secret.

      • Funruffian

        I’m a bit incredulous myself. I have seen some Whites who have tight afros not quite as kinky as Negro hair. Some may have a subtle hint of Negroid features, but I believe the one drop rule applies here. If some White Americans have up to 12.5% African DNA it should be quite obvious in appearance, mannerisms and personality.

        • Bossman

          Someone who is 1/8 African and 7/8 white will look more white than black and it would not be obvious in appearance, mannerisms and personality that such a person had African ancestry. In the movie about Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, they gave their rumored offsprings red hair. An Octoroon can sometimes have red hair.

      • me

        Okay, then I want my reparations, dammit!

      • Bardon Kaldian

        No, less than 1-2%, it’s an old story. Blacks have some 15-20% of “white” blood.

      • Jefferson

        What is your definition of proportionate amount of Black DNA ?

  • Morris LeChat

    an octaroon is someone who has no more than one eighth african blood, seven eighths white blood.

  • WR_the_realist

    Blacks apply the one drop rule to themselves. I’ve never known of a mulatto who considered himself to be white. He joins “The brothers” every time. Tell me, does Obama identify with the race that raised him or with the race of his absent father?

    • Bossman

      It all has to do with physical appearance. If someone looks visibly black, then they will be pressured by the larger society to accept themself as black. If on the other hand, they don’t look black but white then they will be treated as such.

      • MBlanc46

        In many cases, those who appeared white enough tried to “pass”.

        • Bossman

          “Passing” may be an everyday occurrence in a country such as the USA.

          • MBlanc46

            I’m sure it is.

      • Funruffian

        There is an old actress/singer named Carol Channing who amazingly is still alive. She was this oddball quasi-performer with a zany persona. Toward the end of her mother’s life she was informed by her mother that her father’s mother was African American making Carol a Quadroon (25% Black). I never paid much attention to this actress and I would have never known she was part Black, but the more I look at her face I can see the physiognomy of her African heritage.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Channing

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Agreed. Let me add that not only would a mulatto not consider himself to be White, but we Whites wouldn’t consider a mulatto to be White– which is as it should be.

    • me

      Who is his father, really?

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    I think I’ve read the average black in the USA is 84% black (with the percentage black possibly rising?). Does 16% equal 1/8th? I’m honestly asking.

    • Morris LeChat

      one eighth is 12.5%. You can always do a google search for things you don’t know. An easy way to do it though is what is a quarter? -25, what is half of a quarter- 12.5. Or, for any fraction you just divide the top number by the bottom number and move the decimal over two to the right.

      • MBlanc46

        “You can always do a google search for things you don’t know.”

        Or do a little arithmetic.

        • Morris LeChat

          of course, but I think ASES did not know how to do the arithmetic! Isn’t modern education a wonderful thing!

          • MBlanc46

            I’m afraid you’re probably right.

          • Jane

            I take it the people watched sesame street when they were young. YOu learn to point out what doesnt MATCH , which one is NOT like the other!

    • Paleoconn

      16% is about 1/6. As Morris states, 12.5% is 1/8.

  • blight14

    It appears I’m a conservative…………..

  • blight14

    The term ‘white supremacist’ is redundant……

    • Jane

      In its place we have african supremacist!

      • blight14

        And THAT is an oxymoron!

  • Bossman

    Blacks are willing to accept anybody as black. They appear to be the most inclusive race. Maybe it is because they have always been powerless.

  • Bossman

    As I understand it from the history books, there was a lot of Mulattoes running around in the 19th century. The big question is whatever happened to all those Mulattoes of the 19th century?

    • Funruffian

      I find this a bit fallacious as Whites who claim to have Native American ancestry. While some look like they could have it, others do not have any physical trace of it facially or in the coloring. If a Caucasian claims to have 1/32 Amerindian heritage he can look completely Caucasian.

      • Bossman

        Former president Bill Clinton claims to be 1/32 Cherokee Indian. Personally, I believe him because his skull looks thick and his face is round and he has held on to his hair.

        • Funruffian

          I have a full head of hair and I don’t have any Native American in me.

        • Bardon Kaldian

          Nah, Injuns have still some morals ….

  • TheAntidote

    Blacks in the USA cherish the one drop rule. The blacker they are, the likelier they are to cast the net of negritude as far as possible. In this way they compensate for their pathetic failure and dysfunction, by claiming as their own the achievements or abilities of others.

    Even the ancient Egyptians and the Maya of Central America have been inducted into the Negro Hall of Fame.

    • me

      Yup. One thing I’ve noticed is that the ‘famous’ ‘black’ ‘achievers’ throughout history have almost always been of at least half white ancestry….

  • TheAntidote

    Anon, if you cannot immediately determine that this guy has some African ancestry, then you are truly “colorblind” and do not have the requisite amount of racial awareness to be able to navigate safely in this society—nor enough to be able to defend yourself or others.

    • Bardon Kaldian

      I cannot immediately determine this guy is a black. I guess I’m color-blind. In fact, I’d say he’s got some Asian ancestry (a bit slanted eyes etc.).

  • Bossman

    Yeah, Yahweh liked the smell of roasted sheep also.

  • Bossman

    That was just political expediency and not based on any kind of rational science.

    • MBlanc46

      It might not have been based on any rational science, but it was more than political expediency. Many of those mulattoes were slaves and it was important to property rights to assert the principle that the child of a female slave was a slave no matter what it’s genetic make-up was.

      • Bossman

        That is correct.

  • MBlanc46

    I don’t think there’s a shred of evidence for this thesis. If there is, you certainly don’t provide it.

  • JohnEngelman

    The rate of violent crime in the United States, so presumably the rate of black crime, has declined since 1991.

    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

    The President was reelected because the Republicans wanted to cut taxes for the rich, because they had no plan to balance the budget without cutting popular domestic spending programs, and because a large minority of whites are not as “mind numbed” as you think.

  • I’m not even mixed race, “pcmustgo”!!
    I carry the traits for blue and green eyes, and behind my brown (not black) hair, is either a blond or red hair color gene because of a red haired mom and a blond brother. I even have a hard time getting a tan because I’m a paleface.
    By white guy standards, I’m just another white college graduate.
    By minority standards, I’m at the head of the class.

    • Alexandra1973

      How much do you have again? I’m at most about 3% Cherokee and I tan easily. I only have to sit out in the sun 10 minutes.

      I too am a brunette, a brown-eyed brunette. The Cherokee is through my mother’s side, yet there are lots of blue eyes in my mom’s family.

  • The late Eartha Kitt (half white) with her daughter (three quarters white) and granddaughter (seven eighths white or 87.5% white).

    Eartha apparently was the result of her mom being raped by a white dude.

    • Bossman

      You forget to mention that this woman was also part Native American. It seems to me that these racially mixed women who were also part Native American who then marry white produce offsprings more white than you would expect. Native American genes seems to be able to neutralize African genes.

    • Bardon Kaldian

      Who raped whom ?

  • Romulus

    Anyone with half a brain should be able to draw that very same conclusion based on your examples. So obviously it appears that they want to demagogue conservatives.

  • Romulus

    I think j.Crowe is a good name for a boy.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Neither Whites nor negroes– nor people of any other race– would consider a light skinned negro “White”. A high yellow octoroon with blue eyes is still obviously a negro. Gad, if only that brainwashed White masses could think critically and ask themselves– What kind of person would insist on calling an octoroon “White”? For what REASON would someone do that? For what purpose should non-whites be incorrectly classified as “White”? Who BENEFITS by doing this? Who LOSES? It is obvious that only a person or a group with intentions of degrading and/or villifying White people— such as the U.S. Dept. of Justice– would deliberately classify millions of mixed race and non-White peoples (i.e. illegal alien Mexican mestizos, Yemeni, Saudi, arab islamo-criminal, Pakistani gang-rapist sex groomers) as “White”.

    • Bardon Kaldian

      There should be categories such as “White”, “Non-White Caucasian”, “Mestizo”,..

  • me

    Elves are elves, and orcs are orcs. If you breed them, you get orcs.

  • Ella

    Obviously these social psychologists totally ignored other research. People categorize because it’s part of survival period….not necessarily a bias! Automatic processing (categorizing) just makes “quick sense” of information. Oh yes, I liked the “too small” sample group to measure among minorities / bi-racial people –how convenient but for now the findings just apply to us dysfunctional “Whites.”

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Well, you know what they say, once you go black you can never go back.

  • Bardon Kaldian

    “One drop rule” was applied mostly to blacks. If you looked white and had some small Indian or Asian ancestry, most people would not be particularly upset …. Your children could not turn out anything but white (of course, with whites). But, if you had 1/16 black ancestry & looked completely white- you could still have, with white partner, a completely black baby. Dominant vs recessive genes.

    • Bossman

      Is this science or just rumors? Even Mulattoes seldom if ever have offsprings darker than themselves.

      • Bardon Kaldian

        Neither. It’s reality. It happened in the US in 1950s and South Africa in 1970s. If one of your ancestors is black, you can look 100% white & with your 100% white spouse have 100% looking black baby- until 4th generation.

  • Jefferson

    I have seen some Italians with that type of hair, it’s not just Jews. Two Italian American actors on the 1970s tv show “Welcome Back Kotter” had an very curly Jew like hair. Ron Palillo and Robert Hegyes.

    Very curly hair is common among Non Nordic Caucasoids.

  • Paleoconn

    Liberals only admit to seeing St Barack’s White side when they wanna blame something on him. There is a pretty good ethno-masochist video where Jim Carrey says to Larry King he hopes Obama’s White half doesn’t screw things up. ‘Cause we tend to do that.’ I wonder if Jim would care to live in Africa sometime, or Detroit, or Haiti.

  • Jane

    So what do they call mixed whites like myself I am half irish and half french..