ladycatherina (ladycatherina) wrote in wizened_wigwam,

Interesting psychology article - for discussion

You should judge someone not by the color of his skin, civil-rights leader Martin Luther King declared 43 years ago, but by the content of his character.

Yet new research suggests that to achieve this ideal, you may have unlearn years’ worth of mental habits—a daunting number of years. Such as your current age, minus three months.

Babies often develop a preference for faces of members of their own race by the age of three months, a study has found.

That’s because a study has found that by this age—three months—many babies start to prefer faces of people from their own race to those of another race. This early favoritism may represent the first glimmers of racial prejudice, psychologists say.
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