Baby, that’s racist

Is YOUR baby racist? Scientists find six-to nine-month-old infants demonstrate bias in favor of members of their own race and against others

Following a series of studies, researchers have discovered that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrated racial bias in favor of members of their own race and bias against those of other races.

The findings are said to be a result of the overwhelming exposure infants have to their own race, and experts have warned it is wise to introduce children to people from a variety of races before the issues deepen.

Of course the funny thing about this is that people used to have black nannies (at least down South) and nowadays rich people have Hispanic servants.  Good way to expose kids to other races, right?

The way they determined this sounds stupid:

Babies participated in one of the four music-face combinations: happy music followed by own-race faces, sad music followed by own-race faces, happy music followed by other-race faces, and sad music followed by other-race faces.

The team observed that infants six to nine months of age looked longer at own-race faces when paired with happy music as opposed to with sad music.

By contrast, six- to nine-month-olds looked longer at other-race faces when paired with sad music compared to with happy music.

But that’s okay because it conforms our preconceived notion that people are racist and therefore we should do something about that.  All the more reason to be shoving diversity down little kids throat if they’re racist before they can even talk!  We need more anti-racist preschool programs!  Take kids out of all white homes because kids grow up thinking white people are normal!

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