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May 7, 2012

Study Finds 9-Month-Old Babies Are Racist

Anyway, our trio gathered babies together
whose "€œparents reported their infants having had little to no previous experience with African American or other Black individuals."€ They did not do the opposite and find babies who never saw white faces. They had 24 -- count 'em -- 5-month-olds and 24 9-month-olds. -- William M. Briggs »

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 7, 2012 11:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Just because racists are infantile, it doesn't follow that infants are racist.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at May 7, 2012 3:36 PM

It's only Monday and already I've seen the words "racist babies". Can we declare this week over already?

Even ignoring the small sample size, a difference of 59.2% vs 52.3% seems a rather subtle basis for any actual conclusions. Props for using numbers with decimal points, that always adds authority.

I did like the part about electrodes, though.

Posted by: SteveS at May 7, 2012 9:24 PM

I once found myself in a group of black women and their wee babies. I was holding my wee baby, waiting for the bathroom. I was the only white woman in line. The little black wee bairns were shocked to see a white woman, and my Squalling Ball of baby fat was likewise alarmed. We mothers got a big kick out of seeing their reactions, which can only be described as, "What fresh Hell is this?"

Posted by: Jewel at May 7, 2012 9:49 PM

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