Interesting NPR Story on Perception of Skin Color
You can check it out here. The gist is that people who voted for Obama tended to think of him as lighter, those who didn’t tended to think of him as darker. This correlated to political ideology to a good degree, but the correlation was even tighter along the lines of the reported perception of his skin tone determined by altered photographs which the respondent deemed most representative. It’s fascinating.
But is it surprising?
What do you think?
(I hope to write on this more, but it’s bedtime in LA!)