SCIENCE! is rapidly (re)discovering that racism is natural, normal, and biologically inborn. Two studies found that 6-to-9 month old infants “demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races.” INFANTS, which means for you social kuntstructivists that MUH PATRIARCHAAAAAAHHH had no time to exert its magical white privileging influence on the infant brains.
In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental Science, results showed that after six months of age, infants begin to associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music.
In the second study, “Infants rely more on gaze cues from own-race than other-race adults for learning under uncertainty”, published in Child Development, researchers found that six- to eight-month-old infants were more inclined to learn information from an adult of his or her own race than from an adult of a different race.
(In both studies, infants less than six months of age were not found to show such biases).
Steve Sailer quipped, “So there’s hope for humanity after all: we just have to keep human beings perpetually at a mental age of five months.”
The study authors — the very Anglospheric Kang Lee and Naiqi Xiao — say that this infant own-race favoritism occurs so early in life (long before significant exposure to other races) that “negative experiences” with other races can’t explain the cognitive bias. Racism — or what is better framed as race-based love — is in our genes. We aren’t “taught” race-based love, we are born with it. And likely for a very good evolutionary reason: being able to distinguish your tribe members from another tribe’s members increased your odds of survival. Infants appear to come pre-programmed with a favoritism for own-race adults because those adults are more likely than other-race adults to nurture and love them.
Of course, instead of accepting race-based love as normal and psychologically healthy, the researchers (steeped as most of them are in Equalist tripe) present the findings as proof that racism can be fought with extremely early intervention.
“These findings thus point to the possibility that aspects of racial bias later in life may arise from our lack of exposure to other-race individuals in infancy,” Dr. Lee said.
Study results could be significant in prevention of racial bias
He continued to explain that overall, the results of these studies are critically important given the issues of wide-spread racial bias and racism around the world.
“If we can pinpoint the starting point of racial bias, which we may have done here, we can start to find ways to prevent racial biases from happening,” he said.
That last quote is chilling. “…if we can pinpoint the starting point of racial bias….we can start to find ways…” Final solutions, if you will. Only for White infants, though. That was always the plan.
The leftoid hivemind is revealed in all its totalitarian evil. Race-based love is part of the human condition; our Equalist Underlords are dehumanists, wishing to cleanse the world of its humanity and replace it with a dehumanized slurry of deracinated emotionless self-deluding automatons feeding the atomized consumerist borg. One lazy thoughtcrime drifting through your head, though, and its off to the reeducation camps, where you’ll join the White infants having the “racist” parts of their brains excised.
As a Sailer commenter ominously noted,
Some of you may be wondering if this baby racism study has simply restated the principle of imprinting. Keep in mind that imprinting itself is an evolved trait and therefore heritable and at least partly genetic in origin. Evolution has given us imprinting so that as babies we don’t make the mistake of willy-nilly latching onto whichever Somali migrant happens to be nearby. As adults, we “imprint” to racial kin as well, as anyone can see with a quick trip through a high school or college cafeteria, because we share attitudes, behaviors, and temperaments with racial kin and this shared experience creates positive feedback loops which strengthen the imprinting.
Leftoids hate this, and will do anything to change it, because underneath their abstract rationalizations is the truth of the matter: leftoids hate truth and beauty.