Scientist at Oxford University in England believe that a Heart medicine may be the answer to curing racism! White volunteers were given a beta blocker called propranolol and scored lower on a test of subconscious racist attitudes.
Here’s what the university had to say:
“Our results offer new evidence about the processes in the brain that shape implicit racial bias,” says the lead researcher, adding that such bias “can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality.” A psychologist not involved in the study, however, says the findings should be treated with “extreme caution.”
It’s not clear “whether the drug influenced racial attitudes only, or whether it altered implicit brain systems more generally,” he says. “And we can’t rule out the possibility that the effects were due to the drug incidentally reducing heart rate.”
What do you think about this racism pill and who would you give it to if you had the chance?
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