Can a Pill Cure Racism?

News 2012/03/09 20:23:03
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In the past, scientists have suggested a link between high blood pressure and racist thoughts or tendencies, especially in cases where the person expressing racist thoughts is typically not racist. Now research from Oxford University is showing that Propranolol, a pill that helps lower blood pressure, might directly affect negative attitudes toward race.

Study author Sylvia Terbeck wrote, "Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality. Given the key role that such implicit attitudes appear to play in discrimination against other ethnic groups, and the widespread use of Propranolol for medical purposes, our findings are also of considerable ethical interest." Of course, this doesn't mean the pill would necessarily be used to combat racism, but rather that it might have the interesting side affect of diminishing racism in those who already take it. Do you think the Propranolol pill can alleviate racist thoughts?

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  • DavidK 2012/03/10 10:48:42 (edited)
    Getting Obama out of office will help!



  • LOU DavidK 2012/03/10 15:56:28
    White Power!
  • DavidK LOU 2012/03/11 07:05:09
    at least in the "white" House!
  • Nick Fo... DavidK 2012/04/01 17:46:35
    Nick Fortune
    There's another race card that you haven't displayed....the GET OUT OF VETTING FREE, race card that the media plays in covering up and hiding Obama's past.
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2012/03/10 10:40:56
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    Only you can cure your racism.

    Maybe it's because I grew up in an international school, but racism seems bizarre and disgusting to me, but it's still the person's own responsibility for what they do.
  • BritPunk 2012/03/10 10:35:21
    No I don't think so. I live in a very multicultural mixed part of UK and it seems that kids growing up here have less race issues just cos they are so used to being with all different races at school. They are some who stick to "their own kind" but it seems less so than what I see in other places.
  • thє вlu... BritPunk 2012/03/10 11:10:32
  • BritPunk thє вlu... 2012/03/10 11:17:51
    Um, sorry? I don't get it, what's kosher programming pls?
  • thє вlu... BritPunk 2012/03/10 12:21:32 (edited)
  • Sean McDonald 2012/03/10 10:16:38
    Sean McDonald
    their always will racist no matter what
  • arian.monkey92 2012/03/10 09:53:43
  • Angelika Insomniac 2012/03/10 09:40:50
    Angelika Insomniac
    LMFAO! No.

    A pill can make me feel less depressed, but if I stop taking it, the depression will come back.

    Same with racism, IMO.
  • Næthan Æterna 2012/03/10 09:33:58
    Næthan Æterna
    Is this serious? LMAO. Wow, it's not a medical condition, holy crap. Big Pharma needs to go the way of the Dinosaurs.
  • martha mullins 2012/03/10 09:23:30
    martha mullins
    Seriously?!?! A drug??? Cure Racism??? No way. Racism will never have a cure as long as differences exist. That's just the simple truth. It's always existed and it always will. No pill can take it away completely ... maybe they need to stop trying to CURE RACISM with a pill and concentrate on several other much needed "cures". Curing racism would be like trying to cure STUPID. It just ain't gonna happen.
  • leek-eg... martha ... 2012/03/10 11:42:55
    You've said it all
  • thє вlu... martha ... 2012/03/12 15:03:15
  • Pocahontas 2012/03/10 09:01:54
    Just as much as a pill or therapy can cure homosexuality.
  • milksteak Pocahontas 2012/03/10 11:11:45
    uh, therapy has "cured" homosexuals. there are case studies about it......
  • Pocahontas milksteak 2012/03/10 15:40:42
    Poor miserable self-deluded things...
  • thє вlu... Pocahontas 2012/03/10 18:22:53
  • Pocahontas thє вlu... 2012/03/10 19:19:44
    Oh, yeah!
    burn hell sexy
  • LOU Pocahontas 2012/03/11 02:48:30
    Witch Power!
  • sundance 2012/03/10 08:33:50
    Can a pill cure stupidity?.....
  • kkamalnaii 2012/03/10 08:13:45
    get obama out of power and you will see how America and Americans will cure them self
  • sundance kkamalnaii 2012/03/10 08:44:59
    This country was racist long before Obama. All he did was prove that we are trying (desperately I might add) to make up for our past transgressions. Of all the civilized nations of the world, we are the only one's that make up for our cowardice, by making the old trash the new treasure. Why can we not be truly equal?...Just a thought...
  • AGPhillbin kkamalnaii 2012/03/12 22:15:49
    And not only that, but if you get rid of Obama, the streets will be paved with gold, it will never rain on our parade, and the sun will shine out of our navels.
  • confused banana 2012/03/10 08:05:22
    confused banana
    gosh i wish it doesn't have to come down to a bloody pill to stop racism...
  • Carson 2012/03/10 08:05:00
    Valume, weed, shrooms, the usual.
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/03/10 07:55:01
    justnotsaying (:
    The only way we'll know for sure.... is if they give out samples to everyone in the world.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/03/10 07:48:23
    Don't think so but hell that's a good idea. We sure could use one, because there a lot of haters out their, and some that hate so bad that they even hate themselves!
  • Corsair 2012/03/10 07:38:52
    You know what can cure racism? The Ludovico Treatment from A Clockwork Orange. At least I'm sure it can.
  • CommunistLiberalAtheistJew 2012/03/10 07:35:31
    Well they just showed that the pill can HELP cure racism. Scientifically and technically. I wonder how many people don't read though.
  • Geenie Nabottle 2012/03/10 07:14:43
    Geenie Nabottle
    Racism is a learned behavior.

    Once parents stop teaching it to their children racism will end.
  • owen Geenie ... 2012/03/10 08:21:57
    I sometimes wonder,after all we are animals and we do tend to stick together generally
  • Thor'sOak owen 2012/03/10 09:26:22
    Yes we do, to race, sub-race and nations, we are now destroying the human races with race-mixing and multicult bollocks.
  • owen Thor'sOak 2012/03/10 12:26:22
    Forced multiculturalism is failing big time in Australia,ghettos are popping up everywhere and there is a huge lack of respect especially in young men due to ignorance.We welcome all peoples into our family but most folks just arent coping so well
  • Thor'sOak owen 2012/03/10 12:34:56
    Hmm. I noticed that here in the Netherlands as well.. It surely did'nt worked out as they thought it would 30/40 years ago..
  • Geenie ... Thor'sOak 2012/03/10 17:38:34
    Geenie Nabottle
    I am the product of several races.
  • thє вlu... Geenie ... 2012/03/12 15:08:50
  • Geenie ... thє вlu... 2012/03/12 16:53:48
    Geenie Nabottle
    Not hardly!

    If anything I am the manifest destiny of the future of the HUMAN RACE. I am the physical manifestation harolding the death of the caveman, Neanderthal mentality, that we must remain separate and isolated in order to survive.

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