Do all Black and Asian People Look Alike?

To the untrained eye, yes, they actually might.

According to researchers, people have difficulty distinguishing subtle differences in facial features in races outside their own.

It’s much easier for an individual to recognize differences in appearance amongst one’s own race because we tend to have a deeper reservoir of interactions to draw from—more experiences provide more opportunities to study differences in appearance. We tend to associate most with individuals similar to ourselves (often members of our own race), so it makes sense that we might struggle when asked to evaluate differences between members of outside groups.

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