Applied Economics found that judges gave longer sentences, in particular to black defendants, after their favorite team lost a home game. This truly got me thinking about my own experience as a mixed race person and mixed race families in general. Biological differences in skin color were used as a justification for the enslavement and oppression of Africans and Native Americans ; developing a social hierarchy that placed whites at the top and blacks at the bottom, with the exception of " white trash ", who were considered lower than blacks. No matter how many times I watch Filipino TV, the almost geisha-whiteness of the actors and personalities continues to astound me. In addition to the bag test, the comb test and the door test were also used. The door test was popular at some African American clubs and churches. What happens when our identities become more and more complicated? When the study controlled for searches in high-crime areas, it still found that police disproportionately targeted black individuals. Moreover, agents' marketing efforts increase with asking price for white, but not for black, customers; blacks are more likely than whites to see houses in suburban, integrated areas steering ; and the houses agents show are more likely to deviate from the initial request when the customer is black than when the customer is white. In neighborhoods with the smallest fraction white, the premium is about 0. The pain I felt growing up as a dark girl helped to push forward my present radical politicization. There were no significant difference in the likelihood that Hispanics would be pulled over, but Hispanics were much more likely to be searched following a traffic stop than whites. In what ways have you been affected or disaffected by incongruent identities or mixed heritage backgrounds?