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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, November 23, 2009


A provocative new study forthcoming in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems to show that people perceive a bi-racial candidate to have lighter skin color when they agree with him.....

Anyway, the research's most practical consequence finding seems to be that devious political hacks don't need to play games with candidates' pictures because the voters are doing it themselves:

PS. I don't like the way this was written. 1) "Perceiving lighter skin when they agree with him" doesn't highlight the other side, perceiving darker skin when they don't.

2) "Play games with" is a way too soft euphemism for the race baiting tactic of darkening black candidates' pictures.


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