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Babies Just 15 Months Old Show Racial Bias When Picking Playmates
Mail Online ^ | 4/16/14

Posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals.

They also take account of how fairly others behave.

Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed.

Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally.

Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly.

But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports.

And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as in-group bias when people favour those with the same characteristics as oneself.

The University of Washington team first noticed the phenomenon when the infants began playing favourites with the researchers during a previous experiment.

Professor Jessica Sommerville said: 'At the time, about half of the research assistants in my lab were Asian-American and the other half were Caucasian, and most of the babies in our experiments are Caucasian.

'We know that by preschool, children show in-group bias concerning race, but results in infants have been mixed.

'It's surprising to see these pro-social traits of valuing fairness so early on, but at the same time, we're also seeing that babies have self-motivated concerns too.'

The study revealed when it came to picking a playmate, the babies seemed more tolerant of unfairness when the white recipient benefited from it.

They picked the fair experimenter less often when the unfair experimenter gave more toys to the white recipient rather than the Asian one.

The researchers say this implies that babies can take into account both race and social history when deciding which person would make a better playmate.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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There is a simple solution here. We must kill the babies.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Humans are tribal? Who knew?


2 posted on 04/16/2014 7:31:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Altura Ct.

Already posted today at 4:03 PM in Extended News


3 posted on 04/16/2014 7:33:19 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Altura Ct.
...Asian-American and the other half were Caucasian, and most of the babies in our experiments are Caucasian.

Part of this study's problems might be that it compares a hyphenated people spanning 3 continents (Asia, South America and North America) with people from a very small mountain range.
4 posted on 04/16/2014 7:34:15 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: Altura Ct.

I can’t understand how they reached any conclusion other than that the toddlers preferred the researcher who gave them the most toys. That’s how it reads to me, anyway.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:39:48 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Altura Ct.
“Racial bias”? Doesn't their Thesaurus contain words like “preference”.I believe,and will never be convinced otherwise,that *all* human beings...EVERY SINGLY ONE...is HARD WIRED to “prefer” their own kind.It's not “racism”...it's not “bias”...it's *human* nature.
6 posted on 04/16/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Altura Ct.
from 2009....



ONLY THE WITE BABIES is racess....
7 posted on 04/16/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Altura Ct.
There is a simple solution here. We must kill the babies.

Wouldn't it be simpler to just knock off the research?

8 posted on 04/16/2014 7:49:53 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Altura Ct.

Does the Black babies hate the White babies at birth?

Pray America wakes up


9 posted on 04/16/2014 7:53:31 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: All

it’s sickening that they even did such an experiment.
sadly, we all know why they did it.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 7:54:41 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Altura Ct.

Well, I guess I grew up in far different times. Raised in my pre-school and early grade school years in lily white Westchester County, NY. This is circa early mid 1950’s.

I never even knew black people existed until my family moved to Culpepper, VA in 1961. Coming home from school on the first day a group of black kids asked if I wanted to play basketball. Indeed I joined in. Some concerned white folk called my grandmother to tell her and I was severely scolded and chastised when I got home.

Born racist I was/s


11 posted on 04/16/2014 8:06:35 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: John Valentine

The babies prefer the person that prefer them..gee


12 posted on 04/16/2014 8:10:35 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Altura Ct.

BRILLIANT!

BRILLIANT!

FINALLY, AFTER SO MANY FAILED TRIALS...

A HANDFUL OF TEST SUBJECTS FIT THE HYPOTHESIS, AND THEY HAVE POOPY DIAPERS!

CALL THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA... IT’S A CERTAINTY!

(PS it is getting hot in here, no? Call Al Gore!)


13 posted on 04/16/2014 8:11:07 PM PDT by golux
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To: golux

(My kids don’t give a rat’s ass whether their playmates are white or black... They are TRUE Southerners and TRUE Americans and TRUE Jews. They really don’t care, and they don’t believe any one of their playmates deserves special treatment. Friends to those who need friends, loyal to those who show loyalty, and dangerous to liars and thieves.)


14 posted on 04/16/2014 8:14:25 PM PDT by golux
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To: John Valentine
I can’t understand how they reached any conclusion other than that the toddlers preferred the researcher who gave them the most toys. That’s how it reads to me, anyway.

You're clearly too steeped in white privilege to see clearly. The obvious conclusion is racist white baby.

15 posted on 04/16/2014 8:14:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: willywill

And sickening that on the flip side, they excoriate and disallow real scientific researchers, because the answers might not align with their already-drawn conclusions.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 8:15:21 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Altura Ct.

So, do racists get treated the same as homos, if they are just born that way?


17 posted on 04/16/2014 8:17:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob
Racists might even get their own parking spaces after this. We'll have to
walk even further to the front door of Wally-world.
18 posted on 04/16/2014 8:21:33 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Altura Ct.

is this racial or is it survival instinct?


19 posted on 04/16/2014 8:27:49 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: jsh3180

Well, I guess I grew up in far different times. Raised in my pre-school and early grade school years in lily white Westchester County, NY
= = = = = = = = = = =
Mine was mostly ‘White’ Orange and Dutchess County. Both places I am ‘recalling’ had a NYC reform school nearby where most of the locals worked.

I really ‘forgot’ I had a Black HS classmate until I saw him in a team baseball and basketball picture.

When going into boot camp in San Diego in 1956 I ‘befriended’ a Spanish kid from LA (maybe had 1 Black) and my Boot Instructors tried to ‘warn’ me of my choice of friends. I really had NO idea what they were talking about.
When we got ‘settled’ in HE was chosen as one of the ‘squad leaders’......


20 posted on 04/16/2014 8:29:24 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: Altura Ct.

Birds of a feather......


21 posted on 04/16/2014 8:45:19 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Altura Ct.

That would be the Oprah Winfrey answer.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 8:47:47 PM PDT by xp38
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To: RegulatorCountry

“You’re clearly too steeped in white privilege to see clearly.”

“white privilege” only exists in the minds of those who haven’t the heart for others.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: ourworldawry

What exists in the hearts of the sarcasm-challenged, lol?


24 posted on 04/16/2014 8:56:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Altura Ct.

If Obama really had a son?????????


25 posted on 04/17/2014 1:30:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Altura Ct.

Poultry experts took a bunch of chicks from 3 hens of 3 different colors. The chicks pretty much pecked around, staying with chicks of the same color group. The researchers brought in 3 hens the same color as the parent hen. Every chick ran to the hen that looked like them/their mother.

Therefore- All chickens are “racist”.

Seriously. Read this while reading about how to raise chickens.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 8:46:22 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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