Why do babies of other races seem to be a little extra cute?
July 27, 2011 12:13 PM Subscribe
Why do babies of other races seem to have an extra level of cuteness?
posted by gottabefunky to Human Relations (40 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Movies like "Babies
" and videos like this
get me thinking - why do babies of other races always seem to be just a little extra-cute?
I know it's not just me, because it happens to my wife too. (We're Caucasian.) Every our toddler is clearly more fascinated by the babies in Japan, Mongolia and Africa ("Africa baby!") in the movie than the one in San Francisco.
Is this common, or universal? Why might it be happening? Is it some weird, deep pseudo-racist objectifying going on or, hopefully, something else?