50 Years after Loving v. Virginia People Still Express Aversion to Mixed-Race Marriages
In a study published by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, University of Nebraska researchers discovered that photos of mixed-race couples were viewed with derision. The participants were young people whose brain activity was monitored while looking at interracial couples. According to the Washington Post: “Researchers found that the insula, a part of the brain that registers disgust, was highly active when participants viewed photos of the interracial couples, but not was not highly engaged when viewers saw the images of same-race couples, whether they were white or black.”
What do you make of that “fun” fact? Are young people still tied to racist ideas of the past even though they express a more enlightened attitude?
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