Study Suggests Genetic Disorder Removes Racial Bias

A recent study is suggesting that people with Williams Syndrome – a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a deletion of about 26 genes – show that not only are they “inordinately friendly and free of all social anxiety,” but that they may also be free of racial bias. io9 concludes that “that removing social fear from the human emotional range might also cut down on racism.” Really? It took a genetic disorder study on a science and technology blog to get to that? But the study also suggests something that goes against the very core of our politically correct beings – that we’re all wired internally to have some sort racial bias; maybe Avenue Q had it right after all.

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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