Is Being Racist Innate?

AB07D8(Telegraph) Babies show racial bias, study finds

By News agencies 4:29PM BST 16 Apr 2014

Babies are more likely to choose playmates of their own ethnicity in a phenomenon known as ‘in-group bias’
Babies show racial bias when picking playmates, a study suggests.
Infants aged 15 months normally choose a playmate who is perceived as being fair, sharing toys equally for example, regardless of that person’s colour.
But if a baby sees a person of the same race as them unfairly distribute toys in a way that benefits another of their race then the baby wants to be playmates with that person.

Babies are also more likely to help those of their ethnicity, an effect known as in-group bias, where people favour those with the same characteristics.

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