Why biracial people are seen as more beautiful (and not just by Kanye): Researchers explain the 'cognitive hiccup' behind the bias
Last month, rapper Kanye West posted a controversial casting call for his clothing line, Yeezy, mandating 'multiracial women only.'
Many objected, arguing that West had insulted darker-skinned black women.
But Kanye was only adhering to something fairly common in a society that still operates under a racial hierarchy: the belief that multiracial people are more attractive, what sociologist Jennifer Sims has termed the 'biracial beauty stereotype.'
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