Is Your Face Racist?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Researchers in Delaware claim to have found markers for a biological predisposition to being racist. It’s a controversial, if not intriguing claim. Anthony takes a look a look at their report.

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Facial Structure Is Indicative of Explicit Support for Prejudicial Beliefs

“We present three studies examining whether male facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) is correlated with racial prejudice and whether observers are sensitive to fWHR when assessing prejudice in other people. ”

Ironically, a Man’s Face Can Tell You If He’s Likely to Act Racist

“What can we tell about a person from his or her face? Quite a bit, it seems. Psychological experiments since the turn of the millennium have indicated we do a good job judging people’s sexual orientation, reproductive fitness, criminal proclivities, and even whether they’re Mormon or not, all based on their faces. A new study suggests there’s another trait we can add to the list: a man’s willingness to express racist beliefs.”

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34 comments

Vuk Man August 13, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Stupid study. Dylann Roof, racist and doesn't have that face, just the opposite. Looks like a cry baby boy. Adolf Hitler, not as broad when compared to some of the others.

Petitio Principii August 25, 2017 - 5:52 AM

That would kind of almost assume women aren't ever racist, unless they're so masculine they're borderline hermaphrodites.
I believe the findings are possibly better explained in terms of some weaker associations with behavior and physical appearance and social reinforcing. Depending on the kind of racism you'd possibly even find the opposite pattern, "scientific racism" being more correlated with the narrow/nerdier faces, and non-racism/extroversion/higher social skills with the wider faces. Perhaps the most definite correlation would be some sort of impulsivity and less fear of social rejection with wider faces (possibly created or reinforced socially) and more self-consciousness on the other end. Then you'd also find several things that could correlate with that, like a tendency to "name calling" versus more polite and constrained, and so on.

chilybites September 9, 2017 - 9:49 PM

good study so what if Im a racist,,,,what ya gonna do about it,,,? reinforce my natural instincts by acting like an animal? of course you will.

PastorOfMuppets September 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Blacks generally have higher testosterone levels than whites.

La Petit Mort September 24, 2017 - 5:12 PM

I'm black and this is not a thing. This is why no one takes Delaware seriously.

joshua c October 24, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Seems legit. I can tell if a black man will rape just by looking at him.

full circle December 26, 2017 - 11:39 AM

This vid is sexist too because women aren't included.

Nirvana One January 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM

What a terrible study?
They were prompted to be racist lol?

This ain’t Science to me

Gene-environment interaction is very complex
and it’s not always down to just hormones???

Omg also ignorance or prejudice can be passed down by generations

Old belief systems that aren’t always logical

Justin Letchford February 17, 2018 - 10:26 AM

HMMMMM! Judging people as racist because of how they look! INTERESTING!

rebelrunner561 February 25, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Is this for real, fucking liberal bullshit

A. S. VanHoose March 30, 2018 - 12:11 PM

It's almost as if you can sometimes accurately prejudge some people based on their appearence. Hm.

Oreagle April 28, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Doesnt that mean ur racist

BeaveHolio May 7, 2018 - 7:46 AM

I remember when they used a Muslim girl and a white male to describe child grooming in the UK, but we know the empirical truth was the other way around. Only negative generalization are allowed against whites. Anti-Whiteness is masked as Anti-Racism.

BeaveHolio May 7, 2018 - 7:46 AM

Blacks have higher test and therefore must be more racist.

marcius2781 May 7, 2018 - 10:52 PM

and the hunt of man goes on.

David May 31, 2018 - 12:58 PM

I … KNEWWW IIITTTTT!!!!!!! …. my personal experience…. People have been racist to me. Wait do they think I'm racist? I think I have a wide face. I'm a Christian. I'm out of this Stat. I'm out of the matrix. I'm out of this world. Science doesn't define me. Whoo hoo. Science is not my god.

cookie22100 June 9, 2018 - 12:48 AM

This is an interesting study.

alvaro alas June 28, 2018 - 1:10 AM

i actually believe this because trump; the fucking jackass looks racist

USCDN August 19, 2018 - 12:34 AM

I love how they used racism to hunt racism by being racist.

Henry V August 25, 2018 - 7:55 AM

Im prejudiced against people who waste time reporting retarded "scientific studies".

Kai C September 8, 2018 - 2:02 PM

This video only needed to be 5 seconds long. "NO" roll credits

Kiwa Nozukai October 13, 2018 - 3:43 PM

scientific consensus is that fWHR isn't linked to testosterone FYI

Parnix February 12, 2019 - 8:57 AM

Two people have told me that I look like racists

VI VI April 17, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Are there phenotypic features that allow people to look racist… yes those folks seem to have stern looking faces lol

VI VI April 17, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Racist = white people

f August 21, 2019 - 11:39 AM

This is what happens when you rip off Lombroso's works in the wrong way.

Numbers Station October 10, 2019 - 10:16 AM

That face shape is more masculine and appealing to women. Therefore racists get laid a lot more.

Ricokills official December 24, 2019 - 12:18 AM

star wars show??????

Tranny Niggot Fagger Whore January 28, 2020 - 1:33 AM

Propaganda to demonize men with high testosterone.

Samuel Whitehill May 9, 2020 - 2:30 AM

judging someone by physical appearance is itself the essence of racism.

Bl1tz May 15, 2020 - 9:27 AM

I look extremely racist
2.09 fWHR :^)

777 One June 30, 2020 - 8:27 PM

High FWHR is great, It makes looks men masculine. If Man looks like a wimp its probably because of his narrow face and skull and may he find peace in d..

WeeLee March 12, 2021 - 9:50 AM

Low T researchers projecting their insecurities

Bandar Al-Aiban June 5, 2021 - 1:49 PM

As a fellow wide-face, this is most displeasing news.