Introduction — Oct 13, 2017
As absurd as the conclusions of this study may sound, they have rather ominous implications. It’s the old problem-reaction-solution routine: wherein a ‘problem’ is intentionally created or deliberately allowed to occur.
As a result a solution is called for. A ‘solution’ that may have been totally unacceptable were it not for the pressing need to solve the ‘problem’.
This is illustrated by people like Michael Ryan, the gunman responsible for the Hungerford massacre, and Thomas Hamilton, the Dunblane gunman.
Neither man should have had been granted firearms licences as both were psychologically disturbed. However, they obtained licences to possess firearms and so the problem was created.
In the wake of these shooting the solution seemed simple: a blanket ban on gun ownership. Prior to that it would have been deemed unacceptable but events in Hungerford and Dunblane changed that. Both events illustrate the problem-reacation-solution ploy at work.
Leaving aside whether the study’s findings are correct or not, and there is good reason to suspect that these findings were dictated by ‘political correctness’, they suggest that the perception of babies as young as six-months-old may be a problem.
Obviously, if the psychologists behind the study are to be believed that problem requires a solution. Among other possible remedies this might require the implementation of early “corrective” program to prevent babies becoming ‘racist’.
In other words this study prepares the way for behavioural modification programs for very young children and babies. Will it be implemented? It will if enough people swallow the idea that babies are inherently “racist”. Ed.
Babies as young as six months old show racist behaviour, study shows
Genna Buck — Toronto Metro Oct 13, 2017
How embarrassing: You’re out in public with a preschooler who blurts out something racially insensitive they picked up from daycare or TV.
Most parents start being extra careful not to expose children to negative racial attitudes at the age when they begin to notice that kind of thing. Until recently, that was thought to be about three or four years old.
But according to a new study published in the journal Child Development, babies as young as six months old can be racist, too – just in a different way than older children and adults are.
Very tiny tots tend to react positively to adults of their own ethnicity and negatively to others, said U of T psychologist Kang Lee, lead author of the study.
The researchers believe it’s simple familiarity: Most babies rarely see adults of any ethnicity other than their own. By preschool, kids absorb social attitudes and start to show a preference for white people and hold negative views about people of colour, regardless of their own race.
Lee’s study found when happy music was played, babies spent more time looking at faces of people of their own race. They also looked longer at other-race faces when scary music was played.
In a separate task, babies looked at videos of adults – some of the baby’s own race, and some from a different racial group. The adults instructed the babies to look at an area of the screen where an animal might or might not appear. Some of the adults were trustworthy – they pointed, and the animal appeared. Others were only right one half or one-quarter of the time.