Monday, April 4, 2022

Higher Levels of Racism and Prejudice Associated with a Disbelief in Human Evolution

Homo erectus pekinensis

According to University of Massachusetts Amherst research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a  disbelief in human evolutionary biology in the US was associated with higher levels of racism and prejudice including  support for discriminatory behavior against immigrants, people of African ancestry,  and the LGBTQ community. Similar patterns of racism and prejudice have also been associated with lack of belief in human evolution by individuals living in Europe and in the Middle East.

Links and References

Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures.

Disbelief in human evolution linked to greater prejudice and racism

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