A new study from Oxford University has found that many white people are less racist than they thought, even when they are faced with racist situations, and they are more likely to be accepting of others with different views.
In the study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, scientists analysed online comments on a variety of racist and offensive messages and found that white people were more accepting of other people who were different than themselves.
Professor Richard Dawkins, of Oxford University, said that “racism is still the greatest threat to humanity” and it is up to us to be more aware of our own racism and prejudice.
“If we think racism is a benign, neutral phenomenon, then it is no longer,” he said.
“It is a problem, it’s an existential threat to civilisation, and it’s time to address it.”
In this study we are testing the idea that people have prejudices that they may have hidden from themselves and from others, but that they will be willing to acknowledge.
“We think that the answer is to think of racism as a negative and not a positive phenomenon.”
The key to this is to be aware of it, and to think about how we can be better at being tolerant.”‘
The people in the comments section are telling you what to do’The study found that when faced with comments from other people, many people responded by saying that the person in the comment was “a racist”, “misogynist” or “bigot”, while some people said they were “tolerant”.
However, Professor Dawkins said that while racism was still a problem for many white Australians, it was not the most important factor in the attitudes of people of colour.”
People in the commenting section are probably telling you the same thing,” he explained.”
They are telling us what to eat, what to wear, what we should be doing, where we should go, where to work and how to behave in society.
“He said that the real problem was not racism but that it is still a widespread problem, and the people in those comments were not acting on their racist beliefs.”
There are many, many different kinds of racism,” he added.”
But one of the things that we’ve discovered is that racism is still prevalent, and there are a lot of people in that comment section that are doing things that are racist.
“What we are really trying to say is, you know, this is not something you should take lightly.”
He added that it was important to recognise that “if you do see something that is racist, don’t let it define you”.
“If you think that racism exists, then you will not be able to accept other people’s experiences of racism and racism.”