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Unconscious racial bias goes deep — regardless of views on equality: study

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2023
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New research sheds light on deeply ingrained implicit bias around race, even among those who hold explicitly egalitarian beliefs. 

Participants in psychological tests had an easier time identifying people at the top end of their country’s racial hierarchy as human, according to an article research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Contemporary humans who belong to a socially dominant group are not freed from the belief that their group is more human than others,” the researchers wrote.

The research “demonstrates in a really stark way the continued...

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