Steve Levitt reports:
Mixed-race kids do have one advantage over white and black kids: the mixed-race kids are much more attractive on average.
The paper quantifies:
Mixed race adolescents
are rated as .41 standard deviations more attractive than white children, and .47 standard deviations more attractive than blacks.
Astonishingly, even the ugliest mixed-race kids were better-looking than average whites or blacks. Which means that judging from this chart, which shows the proportion of mixed-race births in America, this country might not get richer in the future, but it’s almost certainly going get more beautiful.