Scientists tracked the mouse movements of test participants, which showed a tendency to label faces white simply because it wore a suit

*Clothing, it seems, can make us color blind, because whether we perceive someone as ‘white’ or ‘black’ depends not just on skin tone – but also how smartly they are dressed, according to researchers.

Volunteers in a U.S. study tended to label someone as white if they were dressed in a suit – even if the face had dark skin – and labelled someone black if they were dressed in working overalls.

The scientists revealed that perception of race is shaped by prejudices that we already hold – and that racism runs deeper than we think.

In the study, conducted by a team of researchers from Tufts University, Stanford University and the University of California, participants, of various races, were shown a series of computerised faces, with different skin colors and clothing.

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