There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
Oh Wow. This is something I always suspected but now there is evidence of it. Oh boy, this is going to be controversial. But let’s be honest. It makes sense. Racism is dumb. It makes no sense. So logically it makes sense that people who are racist just aren’t thinking very much. Believe me, I have gotten into debates online with racist people and often I walk away shaking my head as I realize how impossible it is to use logic and reasoning with these people.
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