Can You Unlearn Racism By Re-Training Your Brain?

As a new debate over racism and police brutality explodes over the shooting of Terrence Crutcher by police in Oklahoma, it can be dispiriting to reflect on race relations in America in 2016. But a new study published in PLOS Biology this month has revealed that there may be a new method for re-training the ways in which the brain perceives faces, shifting its perspective from positive to negative. It’s adding to a growing amount of science that reveals that racial bias in the brain, even if it’s implicit (where the person insists they aren’t racist but the brain reveals they are), doesn’t have to be set in stone. And this might prove to be the key to shifting racial issues; but it’s not as simple as everybody going to…


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