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Biracial Asians viewed more favorably, study concludes

Biracial Asians are considered more attractive and intelligent, according to new research conducted in both the Midwest and in China, PsyPost reports.

The study published in Evolutionary Psychology found that those of mixed-race heritage are not only thought of as more trustworthy, but they are also considered more likely to be successful.

 “I witnessed a rapid growth of biracial marriage, which was mainly studied within the frameworks of sociology and social psychology. said study author X.T. (Xiao-Tian) Wang of Chinese University in Hong Kong.

For this study, Wang wanted to see people’s reactions to biracial images in the eyes of both Whites in the United States and Chinese in China.

Researchers showed 227 White participants from a Midwest public university and 116 participants in Asia photographs of White and Asian faces blended into composite images across seven racial categories. The range of faces went from 100% Caucasian and Asian to different images with different proportion of biracial features, according to Trendy Digest.

Participants rated each photo on various qualities such as trustworthiness, attractiveness and career success. Whites and Asians identified each biracial face as more closely aligned with their own racial group, indicating a bias towards their own race.

“Biracial images trigger more positive social judgments via enhanced trustworthiness and attractiveness,” the New York Post reported the researchers based in Hong Kong wrote.

Previous studies have made similar conclusions. The researchers in the latest study believe the perception may be that children of mixed heritage receive the best of both worlds.

Approval of interracial unions reached a high of 94% in 2021.

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