The Other Race Effect

The other race effect is a psychological phenomenon that states the tendency of one to more easily identify the race of a face one is most familiar with. As Forbes Magazine states, “we humans are notoriously poor at distinguishing between the members of races different from our own.” In order to discover how the other race effect plays among SAS students, reporters Angela and Brenda has set an experiment with some students and teachers.

Author: Angela Hwang

Angela Hwang is a senior at Singapore American School and this is her third year working for The Eye as a Chief Marketing Strategist. She is thrilled to return back to journalism and wants to produce more exciting content for the upcoming year. Angela embraces her Korean background, but considers Singapore her home. Her hobbies include taking aesthetic photographs, collecting CDs from her favorite artists, and travelling to some of the most majestic places on earth. She can be contacted at

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