Researchers in Delaware claim to have found markers for a biological predisposition to being racist. It’s a controversial, if not intriguing claim. Anthony takes a look a look at their report.
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Facial Structure Is Indicative of Explicit Support for Prejudicial Beliefs
“We present three studies examining whether male facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) is correlated with racial prejudice and whether observers are sensitive to fWHR when assessing prejudice in other people. ”
Ironically, a Man’s Face Can Tell You If He’s Likely to Act Racist
“What can we tell about a person from his or her face? Quite a bit, it seems. Psychological experiments since the turn of the millennium have indicated we do a good job judging people’s sexual orientation, reproductive fitness, criminal proclivities, and even whether they’re Mormon or not, all based on their faces. A new study suggests there’s another trait we can add to the list: a man’s willingness to express racist beliefs.”
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