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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