White babies aged just nine-months-old show signs of racial bias, according to a study in facial recognition.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst found that by the young age the babies were already discriminating against those of different races in their ability to recognise faces and emotional expressions.

They analysed 48 Caucasian babies with little to no experience of African-American or black individuals.

Split into a group of five-months-olds and another of babies aged nine months, they were tasked with differentiating between faces of their people within own race and then of those belonged to another, unfamiliar, race.

Babies from the five-month-old group were far more adept at distinguishing faces from different races, while the nine-month-olds were able to tell apart two faces within their own race with greater ease.

In a second experiment the babies’ brain activity was detected using sensors.

They were shown images of faces of Caucasian or African-American races expressing emotions that either matched or did not match sounds they heard, such as laughing and crying.

Brain-activity measurements showed the nine-month-olds processed emotional expressions among Caucasian faces differently than those of African-American faces, while the 5-month-olds did not.

The shift in recognition ability was not a cultural thing, rather a result of physical development.

Researchers found that the processing of facial emotions moved from the front of the brain to regions in the back of the brain in the older age group.

‘These results suggest that biases in face recognition and perception begin in preverbal infants, well before concepts about race are formed,’ said study leader Lisa Scott in a statement.

‘It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases].’

This is similar to how babies learn language, medicalxpress.com reported. Early in infancy babies do not know yet which sounds are meaningful in their native language, so they treat all sounds similarly.

As they learn the language spoken around them, their ability to tell apart sounds within other languages declines and their ability to differentiate sounds within their native language improves.

The results further earlier research which found that adults have more difficulty recognizing faces that belong to people of another race, indicating that the disparity begins sooner than previously realised.

The report is published in the May issue of the journal Development Science.

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  • loyalwhitebriton

    It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases].

    This is one of the creepiest comments I’ve read for a while. Considering that such biases begin at such an early age, well before even the concept of racial preference (as an intellectual idea which the person is fully cognisant of) is formed, the only way to really eliminate such biases is to Lobotomise every child.

    I would not put it past todays cultural marxists to be in favour of such a plan of action (but only for white babies, of course) in order to eliminate “Racism”

    • AlbertSwearengen

      What they’d really like to do is eliminate the white race.

      • The__Bobster

        Or exterminate the White babies who show “signs of racism”, creating a race of libtards who would be easy prey for non-Whites. 

  • David Owens

    Didn’t occur to them to test non-white babies, did it?

  • Southern__Hoosier

    It has nothing to do with race. It is just a preference for white vs black color. The white babies prefer lighter skin.  The same thing is true for Black babies, they prefer lighter skin. In almost every culture white is seen as good, black is seen a bad. It probably goes back to the days of our earliest ancestor, as the huddled together during the night, while waiting for the sun to come up.

  • Church_of_Jed

    God’s mercy, the misery that awaits White babies!  

    Diversity will not tolerate Whiteness, so they attack it when it is most vulnerable.  Obstructing the formation of White Identity is the goal of Diversity. Saturate White babies with Diversity negrodity from the start, and then you’ll just get ruined Whiteness that won’t resist dispossession and will vote for Obama.  Can you imagine the tortures that White babies are about to endure?  As soon as the first negative reaction shows, then the torture begins.  That’s how they forced Winston Smith to love them- torture.

    God! Diversity in general is torture, because it violates Whites Only Purity. Anything that obstructs our White privilege is torture, and evil.

    All the race news piles up, and in you aren’t in a panic yet about the future, then just go ahead and surrender…

  • What a moronic, “We found what we wanted to find”, study! If they wanted to find out such things, why didn’t they measure the reactions of BOTH nine-month-old White babies, and those of non-White infants of the same age? Why, because they wanted to beat the drum yet again about “White racism,” and suggest, without a shred of evidence, that “racial bias” is peculiar to Caucasians and is held by no other race.

    I can tell them why the five-month-olds didn’t show as much facial discrimination as the nine-month-olds. The nine-month-olds were more mature, and this is part of the maturation process: Learning who looks and acts like you, and who is “The Other.”  They can talk about “multiculturalism” and a “glorious tapestry of diversity” all they want to, but there are several races of man, and all of them have an instinct to assemble and associate with, those of like appearance and culture.

  • BaronBaal

    ‘It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases].’

    This social engineering is repulsive and should be made illegal. I can’t believe that there are people out there who actually fund these “studies”.

  • Athling

    “‘It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases].’” — Lisa Scott

    What did you have in mind Dr. Fankenstein? Is this woman insane?

    Nothing could be more natural. The babies are genetically white are they not? I’m surprised the babies were not frightened by the African faces.

    • two can play at the “elimination”game. here are some “researchers” who could use some elimination!!

  • Athling

    Suppose we conduct the following study:

    A nine-month old caucasian baby is placed in one side of a room. On the other side of the room stands a caucasian woman and an African woman. Now we frighten the child by having a monster come out of a closet next to the child. The object is to see which adult the child will flee to for protection.

    Following Dr. Frankenstein’s logic, the babies should toward each adult equally. For a 1000-trial test, approximately half of the white babies should flee to the black adult for comfort and protection.

    If more of the white babies flee to the white adult then said babies are racist and would be candidates for frontal lobe lobotomies, psychological therapy (brain-washing), and/or drug therapy.

    This is absurd. What we should find is that the great majority of white babies will naturally flee toward an adult of their own race. The babies have white mothers and should seek out the adult most like her. Nothing could be more natural.

    • Periapsis

      You can thank the likes of B.F. Skinner for junk and frankly abusive and unethical research like this. He was a monster as a person, who even used his own daughter as an experimental subject. To say he was abusive towards her was being kind, he really should have been locked up and the key thrown away.

    • Periapsis

      You can thank the likes of B.F. Skinner for junk and frankly abusive and unethical research like this. He was a monster as a person, who even used his own daughter as an experimental subject. To say he was abusive towards her was being kind, he really should have been locked up and the key thrown away.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    You must be new to AMREN.

    “There is still plenty of discrimination by skin color in this world, and in test after test like this one, the lighter-skinned people are perceived to be smarter, wealthier, even happier. It may surprise you that among those who rated differently, both whites and blacks give lower scores to people with darker skin. In our test, on average, the lighter faces were rated smarter.”

    http://amren.com/oldnews/archives/2005/03/skindeep_discri.php

  • No

    Oh, oh . . . I see a new drug coming to cure white babies of this awful dysfunction . . . we must all love one another, even if it kills us . . .

  • Baby RACISTS?

    So THAT explains why BLACKS rape and murder Whites.
    And, why whites do nothing. 

  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    State induced dysgenics will be the wave of the future.
    Look at the UK. Young children being screened and punished for “racism.”
    Now apply it to babies. “Sorry honkey, yo’ rayciss baby blongs to da gubment now.”

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Nocturnal carnivores are widely believed to have played an important role in human evolution, driving the need for night-time shelter, the control of fire and our innate fear of darkness.

    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0022285

    If it was simply a matter of white babies preferring their on race, then that should hold true for all babies, but it doesn’t. As the AMREN article points out, all babies have a preference for light skin. There is an almost universal preference of light over dark in all cultures. Light is good, dark is evil. Light is the known, dark the unknown.

    Hope that helps out.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Here is another AMREN story. “Are Black Dogs Less Lovable?” “People who are associated with the dog adoption world often worry about what they call the “Big Black Dog Syndrome”. It is based upon their observation that dogs that are large and black, especially Labrador retrievers, shepherd mixes, pit bulls, and Rottweilers are passed over time after time in favor of smaller, lighter colored dogs when it comes to adoptions.

    There has been speculation that the reason black dogs have are being rejected is part of the fabric of our cultural heritage. In ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Norse mythologies, black dogs are often associated with death and the supernatural. They are emissaries of evil and in the folklore of Britain and Europe these demonic black hounds can be found hovering around the border spaces between this world and the next, such as graveyards and places where violence has occurred. http://amren.com/oldnews/archives/2011/10/are_black_dogs.php

    Why were Black dogs seen as evil?