Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Tackle Racism?

Melissa Hogenboom, BBC News, November 27, 2013

Racism is an issue that still pervades many societies.

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The issue is complicated by the fact that many biases are ingrained over long periods of time.

Scientists have now found that this ingrained racial bias was reduced when participants were immersed in a virtual body of a different race.

To test their implicit racism, a team led by Mel Slater at the University of Barcelona gave participants what’s called an implicit association test several days before the experiment. They were given the same test again after their experience in virtual reality.

It was only the participants who had been placed in a dark virtual body that showed this decrease.

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Another unrelated study had similar results. A team found that when a dark rubber hand was stroked at the same time as the participant’s own (out of sight) hand was touched, implicit racism subsequently decreased. This work was led by Manos Tsakiris at Royal Holloway University of London.

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Both teams say it’s promising that two separate experimental settings show this effect.

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Prof Slater refers to virtual reality as an “empathy generating machine” to give people experiences they can’t have in any other way.

The question remains whether or not these findings could ever be applied in the real world.

Prof Slater believes they could: “If the effect is shown to be long-lasting this might provide tools for serious immersive games that attempt to foster pro-social behaviour and empathy,” he argues.

Prof Tsakiris agrees. He believes that achieving similar results could even be possible without an experimental set-up.

“It’s about the idea of sharing sensory experiences with people that might be different from you. This sharing–especially when there is some kind of synchronicity between people’s bodies–it can bring people closer together.

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It is still unclear how long-lasting these effects would be. Prof Slater says this will be hard to pin down, but rolling the technology out into the real world in the first instance is a possibility.

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This issue of prejudice is something Dal Babu feels he has experienced in the police force–an organisation he says should be representative of the society it aims to protect.

He was one of the UK’s top ethnic minority officers at the Metropolitan Police, and was critical of the lack of black and Asian recruits and how few were in senior positions.

“The irony and most commonly quoted phrase by Sir Robert Peel (founder of the Met Police) is that the public are the police and the police are the public,” he says.

But despite his efforts, the majority of senior police officers “remain stubbornly white”, Mr Babu adds.

It’s clear that there is no one simple way to tackle an issue as complex as racism. Until researchers find that reducing an innate bias can be reproduced and sustained, an awareness of it seems a crucial first step.

And while its use outside the lab may be some way off, scientists say that virtual reality provides a stepping stone towards increased empathy with others in the real world.

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  • But despite his efforts, the majority of senior police officers “remain stubbornly white”, Mr Babu adds.

    This, in an article about “tackling racism.”

    • Oil Can Harry

      Futher proof that “anti-racist” is code for anti-white.

      BTW if you want to know what their next brainwashing experiment aimed at ending bias will be like just watch the movie A Clockwork Orange.

      • sbuffalonative

        Yes, they’re still looking for that one brainwashing tool that will eliminate ‘racism’ from the minds of WHITE people.

        • NordicHeritage

          More pc crap from Londonistan. Oh, how far the British Empire has sunk in the last 100 years.

      • MarcB1969

        That’s the first thing that came to mind.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      How dare they be white! What a horrid state of affairs! They obviously are a bunch of racists, just for the fact of being white. If they can’t figure out how to change their race (and their work ethic) then they should obviously just cease to exist! Can’t have any of those stubborn whites who insist on continuing to exist, not to mention any of those stubbornly white police forces!

      • NordicHeritage

        They can’t help themselves you see, multichutralism has become a state religion across the pond. And we are going down the same road sadly.

    • silviosilver

      There’s no contradiction there. Critics are correct in their insistence that in the minds of its practitioners anti-racist = anti-white.

  • mgs166

    Virtual reality knockout game, anyone?

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    Is it really something we would want to abolish though? Sure it can be excessive at times but it seems kind of like trying to get rid of the family via advanced technology. I feel the same way about hierarchy, as long as specialization exists even with technology total equality would not be desirable at all.

    • sbuffalonative

      ‘Racism’, according to ‘progressives’, is the most evil thing imaginable so every effort, regardless of cost (or social destruction), needs to be employed to find a ‘cure’. The elimination of ‘racism’ is tantamount to ‘The Second Coming’ for progressives. Once ‘racism’ as been eliminated, they believe they can then construct their Utopia. These people actually believe such non-sense.

      • tlk244182

        Yes. It’s a mono-mania with them, worse than murder unless of course the murder was a “hate-crime.”

    • tlk244182

      I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying but:
      Technology is bad for the environment. White people produce technology. Therefore White people are bad for the environment and must be eliminated.

      Racism (hierarchy) is bad for humanity. White people are racist. Therefore, etc.

    • Anon

      Would you be offended if I mentioned I intend my descendents to keep your descendents as slaves?

  • Spartacus

    Anyone remember what science was like before diversity ?

    • Daniel Schmuhl

      The decline of science and technology is due to many factors other than just diversity. Demographics but also (which is mostly due to demographics) institutional changes. The government would rather fund junk like bad social science studies and most technological innovation in the private sector has been essentially regulated out of existence,

      • MartelC

        agreed. the ideaoly has turned science as a tool to try to alter or deny human nature rather than enhance it.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Be careful you might get stoned, and not the good kind.

    • Sick of it

      You mean like this?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Or THIS:

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Someone is going to pay for attempted genocide of the White Race.

      • dd121

        Actually, I don’t think they did get paved roads.

    • Brian

      Did you hear that the moon flag has been bleached totally white by solar radiation? Fitting, so future explorers (or aliens) will understand who it was who landed there.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Oh for the love of God racism is completely natural and is the reason their are different races .What next all paint colors should be the same ?

  • JohnEngelman

    Those who want to reduce hostility to blacks should not bother with bizarre experiments. They should convince blacks to stop committing all those crimes.

    • Erasmus

      Bizarre experiments have a higher likelihood of success than convincing blacks not to commit crimes. Even the lefties know that.

      • JohnEngelman

        Lefties thrill to the eloquence of Martin Luther King, but they know better than to walk along Martin Luther King Boulevard after dark.

        • Franklin_Ryckaert

          Walking on Martin Luther King Boulevard before 10:00 pm : “I have a dream.” Walking on Martin Luther King Boulevard after 10:00 : “I have a nightmare.”

        • Fak_Zakaix

          Many Jews among the Lefties…

  • Fair Dinkum

    “Precisely because it is almost impossible to label it as an offence, latent racism is rarely reported. You see people normalise these kinds of experiences; it’s become a routine part of being different.”

    Latent racism is now a punishable offence? You can now be arrested, fined and maybe jailed for thoughts and feelings you didn’t even know you had?

    • Alexandra1973

      Thought Police!

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      After “institutional racism” they now have found the ultimate sin in “latent racism” of which is of course all Whites are guilty as long as they exist. The only way out is to cooperate with their own dissolution by miscegenation or – better still – having no children and adopting non-white babies instead.

    • “You can now be arrested, fined and maybe jailed for thoughts and feelings you didn’t even know you had?”

      We’re getting there fast. On today’s college campuses such offenses against groupthink are officially known as “microagressions”.

  • Alexandra1973

    In Sims 3 the game randomly moves in new families. I have to check my neighborhood periodically and purge it. Mostly they’re black…or mixed couples. Yeah, I know, it’s only a simulation…but when I play a game it’s by MY rules (which is why we have mods and hacks), and my rule is, I prefer lily-white neighborhoods.

    In Sims 2 with the SimPE utility I do a major purge. 🙂

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      In real life, moving away from and avoiding blacks is called “implicit Whiteness,” which is completely natural and normal — and may save your life.

      This article was about some kind of experiment for re-education.

      The Soviets tried to change human nature via collectivization, repression, mass deportations, multiculturalism, gulags, collectivism, erasure of races, ethnicities and religion.

      Those who didn’t comply were either starved out or received a bullet in the back of the head.

      62 million of them.

      • Alexandra1973

        It mentioned virtual reality and simulation games, I think, fall into that category. “See, in this perfect little world that you can control, we have mixed couples, gay ‘marriage’ and the like.” I see what you’re saying.

        When I play, I go with my convictions. Just because certain options are available in the game, doesn’t mean you have to use them.

        Instead of making white Sims move, I kick out the non-whites. Make THEM move! LOL

  • Rhialto

    This experiment did work in my case. After reading about it, my attitude toward other races improved (became less negative). Of course, my attitude toward liberals became more negative.

  • MBlanc46

    Yet more bogus “social science research”. Will these yabbos never tire of “proving” politically correct platitudes?

    • sbuffalonative

      The ‘progressive’ liberal Holy Grail is the elimination of ‘racism’. Once racism is eliminated, they can build their Utopia. ‘Racism’ is the only thing stopping this. They will stop at nothing to brainwashing white people including, but not limited to, strapping a cage of rats on their face.

      “Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

      • Alexandra1973

        I think “sexism” is also high on the list. To these nutjobs, we’re all the same despite the “equipment.” What these yo-yos want is people who are androgynous and no particular color, it seems.

        And there goes true diversity!

      • JohnEngelman

        My “racism” will end as soon as most blacks begin to behave and perform as well as most whites. As soon as blacks stop committing all those crimes, as soon as they stop having all those illegitimate children, and as soon as they perform as well in school as whites I will agree that Martin Luther’s Dream has cone true.

        • In the past 24 hours I’ve learned the secret to earning down arrows on Amren — simply be objective!

          • JohnEngelman

            I just gave you an up vote.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            Engelman is just a well known ass-kisser of kikes troll.

          • Do us all a favor, F_Z …

            Write a thoughtful article such as Engelman did and get Taylor to publish it. Then we’ll talk though if “ass-kisser of kikes troll” is the best you can do we may find communication difficult.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            Maybe he has other talents too. Maybe he also plays the piano or likes photography. However, the proof that he is perceived as a troll by most AmRen readers is the large number of down votes he gets.
            Let’s clarify something first. AmRen webzine is a POLITICS webzine and not a physical anthropology one.
            I have not read his article because I know what to expect by now. The guy is only repeating a few unoriginal ideas ad nauseam.
            Furthermore, he doesn’t argue his political points, if he has any.
            He is just repeating “Blacks are stupid”, “Jews and “Orientals” are more intelligent than Whites”, etc.
            When he is confronted to answer why should we like Jews, or why Jews are overwhelmingly left-wingers, etc. he shies away.
            Saying that “Blacks are stupid” is not politics, it is just repeating an easily replicable fact.
            Conjecturing on why they are stupid, is the stuff of scientists, which he is not.
            Arguing (in the length of an article or book, if one can) that because of their stupidity “positive discrimination” is wrong, useless or unfair, THIS IS POLITICS.

          • “… he is perceived as a troll by most AmRen readers …”

            And therefore what? Is he (or am I) supposed to tremble in fear of this designation? Let’s get something straight — when it comes to mindless criticism of Asians and Jews, I’m a troll too. For example …

            As for why Jews are largely left wingers, it’s because they have, thanks to many centuries of persecution by the likes of you, sympathy for the underdogs of the world. That this sympathy is often misplaced makes it no less sincere though it does make it dangerous to Jews and non-Jews alike.

            As to why you should like Jews, it’s because they’re smarter than you and more accomplished. If you ask nicely they’ll share with you the secret of how 0.2% of the world’s population is able to control the other 99.8% with such ruthless efficiency.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            1. “As for why Jews are largely left wingers…”

            Rubbish. They are “left-wingers” because they are ethnocentric.
            They dislike the ethnocentrism of the dominant ethnicity but like theirs. Because they do not want to assimilate in the melting pot that America is.
            Think about it.
            An “anti-racist” White is someone who lambasts White supremacism.
            An “anti-racist” Jewish Democrat sympathizer is someone who lambasts … again, White supremacism.
            But wait a minute. This is not the same thing! A truly “anti-racist”, anti jingoism, left-wing, generous, Jew would be a Jew who lambasts JEWISH SUPREMACISM, for symmetry. A, what is called, “self-hating Jew”. A Jew who likes White people. A Jews who likes White culture and civilisation. A Jew who converted to Christianity. A Jew who is critical of the Holoco$t industry and the Israel lobby. A Jew who defends White supremacims and the plight of the rednecks. A Jews who, for the above reasons, votes Republicans or further to the right of the political spectrum. This would be a truly “left-wing” Jew!

            2. “As to why you should like Jews, it’s because they’re smarter than you and more accomplished.”

            It doesn’t follow. You have to develop this point.

            3.”If you ask nicely they’ll share with you the secret of how 0.2% of the world’s population is able to control the other 99.8% with such ruthless efficiency.”

            No, they control the world because White Americans let them. This is what people outside America cannot understand.

          • Sigh …

            “[Jews] do not want to assimilate in the melting pot that America is.”

            But they become attorneys and professors and doctors and venture capitalists, and they do this by not assimilating. Got it. Check.

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            “[Jews] they control the world because White Americans let them.”

            White Americans allow Jews to control the world. Got it. Check.

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            Instead of whining about Jews and the plight of rednecks, why don’t you simply stop complaining and better yourself?

            My wife got tired of being laid off from high tech management jobs — three times in as many years. She didn’t ask who stabbed her in the back. No, instead at age 60 she cast her MBA aside, and her 35 years of computer industry experience, and went to nursing school.

            Today, ten years later, she is an RN/BSN. The money isn’t nearly as good, and she won’t be able to retire for several more years, but she has not lacked for work in spite of layoffs and firings. We went more than $75K in debt to make this transformation possible. We will have the last of that debt paid off by next September.

            Complainers and whiners of all races really irritate me, especially the ones who declare themselves to be superior to blacks but claim to be held back by the Jews hiding under every rock.

            There is a difference between race realism and white supremacy. It is precisely the difference between you and me.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            “Instead of whining about Jews and the plight of rednecks, why don’t you simply stop complaining and better yourself?”
            You are just like me. You read and write on webzines like these that is way off the mainstream American politics? Why are you frustrated politically, like the rest of us? I can retort to you all the same urging you to “get a life”.
            Why are you here? Just to defend the Jews? Hm.
            AND REMEBER, THIS IS A POLITICS WEBZINE NOT AN ANTHROPOLOGY ONE.

          • “AND REMEBER, THIS IS A POLITICS WEBZINE NOT AN ANTHROPOLOGY ONE.”

            Actually, it’s a race realism website, not a political website. Try to remember that, and please stop shouting at me.

            xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

            Regarding my getting a life, I had a life as a computer software pioneer starting in 1963. I can see traces of my work in every personal computer in use today.

            Today I have a new life as a blogger and writer. Will I be successful? Who knows? The important thing is to try to work around whatever obstacles life places in your way, medical now in my case.

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            Let me ask you this …

            Since you believe that being white makes you superior, should I view you as superior if your IQ were, say, 65?

            If yes, why?

            If not, at what IQ level would you declare that you had become superior? (And superior to whom?)

            Finally, you wouldn’t want to be known as a freeloader, would you? What are you doing to leave the white race woodpile higher than when you found it?

          • Fak_Zakaix

            1. “Actually, it’s a race realism website, not a political website.”

            Nope. This is a political website. The politics of the White Americans.

            2. “Since you believe that being white makes you superior..”

            I do not believe that I am “superior” because I am White. What is “superior”? Any answer to it is a subjective value judgement. Many non-Whites are more intelligent or more good-looking than me.

            What I believe is that there is such a thing as the White race, that White people are in a POLITICAL conflict with other races in America, that the West is threatened by the Islamic world and China, that Jews are not White, that Israel is not a Western country, etc.

            That is. Race-based POLITICS.

            There is no such thing as “the race of intelligent people” VS “the race of stupid people”. Intelligent people exist among all races. However, there is a POLITICAL conflict between races in all multi-racial societies. And again Jews are not White. That is, they do not belong to my people.

            3. “What are you doing to leave the white race woodpile higher than when you found it?”
            More or less what you are doing. Earning my living and on spare time “blogging and writing”.

          • I’ll react to two statements of yours and then give you the last word

            “… Jews are not White …” To believe that you would have to believe that Arabs are not white. Is that your view?

            “… Israel is not a Western country.” It is a civilized nation in a substantially uncivilized part of the world. Its core values underlie western Judaeo-Christian ethics.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            1. “”… Jews are not White …” To believe that you would have to believe that Arabs are not white. Is that your view?”

            Precisely. Of course Arabs are not White. “White” does not mean a person with white skin. Many Arabs have whiter complexions than some Greeks or Italians.

            “White” means a person of European descent. Europeans for short. And yes, Europeans are a race.

            “Despite these stratifications, it noted the unusually high degree of European homogeneity: “there is low apparent diversity in Europe with the entire continent-wide samples only marginally more dispersed than single population samples elsewhere in the world.”[46]”

            But why aren’t Gypsies and Jews Europeans too? They lived for a long period in Europe even though they originated from Asia.

            Because they kept separate and didn’t mix with the locals.

            Read the Haaretz article 2012 “DNA links prove Jews are a ‘race,’ says genetics expert” to learn about the evidence that Jews are an Asian race.

            2. “”… Israel is not a Western country.” It is a civilized nation in a substantially uncivilized part of the world. Its core values underlie western Judaeo-Christian ethics.”
            Here I have to agree it will be more difficult to convince you.
            That it is a civilised country is of no importance. Japan, China, Korea, etc. are civilised but not Western. I am not sure whether to consider Russia too a Western country.
            It bears a similarity with America because religion is very important for many of its citizens. Religious parties are very important in Israel’s politics, in contrast with the situation in Europe where most people are only moderately religious if at all.
            Secondly, Judaism is a very different religion than Christianity. It is true that Protestantism is a variant of Christianity more similar to Judaism. However, Islam has a “Judeo-Christian ethics” too.
            And the Haredi Jews are no better than the fundamentalist Muslims.

    • JohnEngelman

      They keep saying that Charles Murray has been “decisively refuted,” that “it is a settled issue,” and so on, but they do not explain how this was done.

      • Bantu_Education

        Liberals make these statements in the MSM knowing that only “racists” would dare refute it, and since 1) nobody wants to be called a racist since 2) “racists” are “untouchables” and 3) are therefore are not allowed to speak, since their very existence is “offensive” to noble and sanctimonious anti-racists, thus liberal lies become self-fulfilling “facts”. For example, most liberals, and other non-thinkers, delude themselves into believing that Jared Diamonds “Guns. Germs & Steel” has “convincingly” refuted “The Bell Curve”, and therefore there is no more to say on the issue. The self-serving award of a Pullitzer Prize” has no doubt added unjustified credence to Diamonds falsehoods.

        • Franklin_Ryckaert

          If you control media and education you can establish any lie as truth and condemn any divergent opinion as “ignorant” or “biased”. Power over information is power over the human mind.

          • JohnEngelman

            No one controls the media in the United States.

          • ms_anthro

            Joel Stein disagrees with you. He even gloats about it here, with evidence: articles[dot]latimes[dot]com/2008/dec/19/opinion/oe-stein19

          • Laika

            I’m posting this to you as well, “Who Controls America.” Amazing, isn’t it, that there are some here like Engelman who are so clueless about who controls what in this country. This need to be posted again and again and again every time we read ignorant, uninformed posts like his. A stop need to be put to these lies, here, now and immediately.

            How are our people supposed to survive when they don’t know who our enemy is and why he is doing this to us (this = genocide of white race)? How can we possibly make any inroads if red herrings are tossed at us constantly by anti-whites like Engelman?

            http //the-tap [] blogspot [] co [] uk/2013/11/who-controls-america [] html

            Thanks to whoever posted it the link originally.

            MEDIA

            Who Controls Big Media?

            Summary:

            “Of the twelve(12) senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations, nine(9) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 75%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations by a factor of 37.5 times(3,750 percent).”

          • Franklin_Ryckaert

            The media in the US are “only” controlled for 97% by a certain minority, but if you mention that you are accused of “prejudice”. Among themselves however that minority gloats about their control. The same is true for finance. These are two of the three pillars of power of that minority. The third pillar is politics. It’s the same in the rest of the Western world. Book publishing is also controlled by them. Try to publish a book criticizing that minority and see what happens. Solzhenitsyn couldn’t get his book published called Two Hundred Years Together which describes the role of the Jews in Russian history. Such is their power.

          • JohnEngelman

            Jews do not control anything. They dominate any area requiring superior intelligence because of their superior intelligence.

          • Laika

            I saw this link on another thread posted to you. You obviously didn’t read it because it might shatter your anti-white world view. I’m reposting it here: http //the-tap [] blogspot [] co [] uk/2013/11/who-controls-america [] html

            Thanks to whoever posted it the link originally.

            MEDIA

            Who Controls Big Media?

            Summary:

            “Of the twelve(12) senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations, nine(9) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 75%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations by a factor of 37.5 times(3,750 percent).”

          • JohnEngelman

            You do not seem to understand the difference between control and dominance. The Ashkenazim dominate because they are biologically the most superior race in existence. They have the IQ power.

            As our economy and technology become more complex, the wealth and power of Ashkenazi Jews will increase.

          • ms_anthro

            They’re so superior that their ethnic homeland is a dangerous chaotic nightmare where even they won’t deign to live.

            Talk is cheap. Let’s look at actions, histories, facts. Compared to White Gentile Western Christian civilization, they’re primitive nomadic gypsies that have been exiled from every Gentile society in which they’ve ever built a noticeable presence.

            One of the symptoms of narcissism is a conviction that one can do no wrong; the world is wrong for despising you. It can’t be your own behavior that causes such widespread hatred and condemnation. No, you can never be to blame–never! The world is against you.

            Sound familiar?

          • Fak_Zakaix

            The kikes maybe?

  • sbuffalonative

    The question remains whether or not these findings could ever be applied in the real world.

    There is social theory and there is the real world. Even if you could reduce pre-conceived bias, once you re-enter the real world and deal with real people, real life experience would trump theory.

    Liberals tell us that ‘racism’ is the result of ignorance. This is the great lie. Racial awareness is born of experience.

    • tlk244182

      Yes. Something that emerges over time (experience). In my case, it was born in spite of my progressive roots/education and my desire to be accepted by my progressive friends, which produced a vigorous attempt to suppress/eradicate it.

      • Mergatroyd

        You’re on your way now. Keep reading.

  • Funruffian

    As if Indoctrination and Subliminal advertising wasn’t bad enough, they have to resort to sheer mind and body control/manipulation. Even if someone was the most ardent and unshakable racist, placing them in a Virtual world where they become a Black person would only train them to hate themselves as a Black person. This whole empathy through virtual mind manipulation cannot possibly have lasting effects unless the subject was a willing participant and was eager to shed their innate instincts.
    I think the people who were chosen to participate would see how utterly ridiculous the experiment is and just scoff it off as “Rip-off product”

  • negrolocaust

    . latest attack just happened today google this following title. Elderly woman could be city’s 10th ‘knockout game’ victim

  • Andy

    “Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Tackle Racism?”

    Because apparently reality reality doesn’t do the job.

    • tlk244182

      Thread winner.

  • LionoftheTransvaal

    If your philosophy is incompatible with human nature, then there’s a problem with your philosophy, not with human nature.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      The thing is these people don’t believe in human nature, they believe in the “blank slate”.

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    Yes, with “ending racism” they mean in reality the ending of the existence of Whites (and of Whites only), but they can’t achieve that by simply killing all Whites. So they resort to psychological means. The aim is to inculcate a deep sense of guilt in Whites for the “sin of existing”. Once that is achieved any resistance to dispossession and ultimate dissolution into miscegenation will be overcome. White people, especially white women, now can redeem themselves by intermarrying with colored people and thus help to create a “world without racism”, the final Utopia more glorious than the “classless society” of original Marxism. These people are not misguided, they are pure evil.

  • silviosilver

    The media and entertainment industries themselves are a “virtual reality.” Their fantasies about the desirability of mass immigration, mass multiracialism and mass multiculturalism don’t describe the world I live in.

  • “A team found that when a dark rubber hand was stroked at the same time
    as the participant’s own (out of sight) hand was touched, implicit
    racism subsequently decreased.”

    ——————–

    This is madness, folks. You do see that, yes?

    • Alexandra1973

      Yep, the inmates are running the asylum.

      • Laika

        We are the inmates of the asylum put there by an enemy who knows exactly what he is doing. He is neither insane nor irrational and considers you nothing more than cattle.

    • Mergatroyd

      No. It is not madness. They know exactly what they are doing. A cold, ruthless, long-calculated plan is being implemented to destroy the White race, culture and heritage, and it is working exactly as planned.

      It appears as madness and insanity to those who refuse to see the underlying reason as to why this is being done to Whites and ONLY Whites.

      There is absolutely nothing “mad” or insane about it. They are winning while posters like you comment that it is insanity or there is something random about it or Whites are committing suicide, which is complete nonsense.

      • A bit touchy are we, Mergatroyd? Or are you really able to read my deepest thoughts from that one post? (You might give my website a try.)

        Of course it’s deliberate. It’s insane as well. It is an indicator of how far gone our society is that even some people on Amren believe that the content of this article is deserving of critical analysis, and that you feel that anyone who doesn’t toe the Mergatroyd party line is an enemy.

        • John R

          Thank you! I said something of the same thing. I was using “insane” in a colloquial sense. Of course there is a deliberate agenda going on here. It is really “insane” that otherwise good people don’t see what this study is obviously all about.

          • I found your post above. You wrote “This just keeps getting more and more insane” and I agree.

            One can try to reason with people who are misguided and unfamiliar with the facts. However, there is no point in trying to reason with people who are as far gone as this author, nor is there any point in trying to analyze such lunatic ravings.

            I’m glad that Jared Taylor brought the piece to our attention, not because it is worth refuting but rather because it shows where we are in the evolution of the USA’s leftist dictatorship.

            The author shows one form that a uniquely American reeducation camp might take. That is what we should be worried about.

          • John R

            Yes. Never be ignorant of your enemies.

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            Have you read Culture of Critique? If not, then you are ignorant of your enemies.

          • Laika

            You and Lexonaut need identify your enemy first and if you don’t, you will be forever at their mercy. As others here have suggested, I strongly recommend reading Culture of Critique. It clearly points out who the enemy is and why that enemy is doing this to us and ONLY us.

          • John R

            I’ll look it up. Thanks. I always want to be better informed.

          • Laika

            Thanks for keeping an open mind instead of the usual ad hominem attacks I get here from the clueless and ignorant like Engelman and Lexonaut. Don’t let them fool you, your very survival and that of your race is at stake here. The same forces that brought down the Whites in SA are at work here.

            Cheers.

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            Then stop calling it insane. Insane implies the agenda is run by madmen and there is nothing we can do about it because it is irrational and random, which it is not.
            It is a cold, calculated plan by cold, ruthless enemies the results of which are the demise of the White Race. There is a very clear plan and a very clear agenda that is being carefully followed.

        • QuinnTheEskimo9

          I checked your website and saw nothing of interest and certainly nothing that explains the genocide being waged against the white race. If you haven’t read the Culture of Critique cover to cover then I have to agree that you are indeed clueless.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Why didn’t they have a control group, one who saw a paw or a hoof, wing, or flipper instead of a black hand while theirs was being stroked out-of-sight?

      Don’t you think the results with this group added would be interesting?

      • You’re right! They’re all about control!

        The lack of scientific rigor is astounding. I’m beginning to question their results.

        • FourFooted_Messiah

          Well, it is usually SOP in behavioural experiments to have control groups, double-blind experiments, etc. It doesn’t look like anything like that was done here. The existence of (sign) language capability in apes was tested more rigorously than this crap, and was paid much less attention and derided by no less than the likes of uber-leftist Noam Chomsky.

  • tlk244182

    There’s so much fertilizer here I dont know where to start….

  • From the looks of it, the scenario seems to be that it tested White subjects, saw racism as a problem for whites against browns/blacks, and the BBC sought the opinions of some ethnic recruit in the police to further drive home the ‘whites are the problem’ tone.

    That we have scientists and psychologists trying to further the agenda of our eradication by subconscious and sneaky means of altering our very perceptions and natural inclinations is of course deeply disturbing.

    If the shoe was on the other foot, the roles reversed, and these kinds of experiments had been going on in Germany in the 1940’s, they would be derided in the press as being some evil plan made up by ‘deranged’ people.

    Yet the BBC, as ever, seems to offer the usual biased and slanted reporting as though some sort of a “cure” for racism could be found.

    • tlk244182

      Perhaps the behavior modification specialists could design a therapy to make welfare recipients empathize more with tax-payers. Just a suggestion….

      • I’d rather they modified the behaviour of the liberals at the BBC and in the government, so that we could finally rid ourselves of the blight in the first place, lol.

        I wonder what would happen if scientists were employed by some ‘right wing’ organisation to ‘alter the behaviour’ of liberals and immigrants, for the former to become more ‘right wing’ and for the latter to have a heightened sense of ‘wanting to return to their roots’, thus causing them to return to Africa and Pakistan etc.

  • MartelC

    But despite his efforts, the majority of senior police officers “remain stubbornly white”, Mr Babu adds.

    The fact this can just be inserted into an article and Mr “Babu” (it sounds like something out of the jungle book) fears no backlash it a clear illustration of how warped things have become.

  • Mergatroyd

    The explanation is that they’re rewarded handsomely for taking part in the destruction of the White Race.
    Praising anything White = Nazism, hatred, xenophobia, colonialism, racism
    Hating Whites = intellectualism, praise, monetary reward, job promotion, acceptance by higher ups.

    • ms_anthro

      And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. – Mark 13:13

      Stay strong.

  • dfitzp1011

    Hey, how about a virtual reality game that can lower testosterone, boost IQ 40 points, help control impulse behavior and instill benevolent behavior. I love how the Progressives want to ignore the problems that Blacks have perpetrated on the world and point the finger at compassionate ignorant white people, to guilt them into disobeying their natural instincts.

  • John R

    Okay, as I said before: Where to begin? Okay, here goes:

    1. So, apparently, it is only Whites who need to learn empathy for other races? And, btw, how many vicious racist attacks occur in this day and age, by Whites against non-whites? Over 99% of interracial crimes are by non-whites. (No, I don’t even believe that 90%
    figure. I think it is too conservative, classing mestizoes as “white.”)

    2. Whites are just so racist and mean to non-whites, so, why is it that non-whites keep trying to move into white countries? They don’t like our racism? Then stay in your own wonderful, non-racist societies!

    3. Why is it only whites that are denied the right to associate with their own kind and not feel guilty about it? Does anyone call the Chinese “racist” for preferring Chinatown to be Chinese? And this despite the fact that the Chinese have their own homeland that is in no
    danger of being swamped by alien peoples.

    There, that is all for now. This just keeps getting more and more insane.

  • Brian

    I’d love to undergo this exercise. That machine would be a heap of smoking ruins afterward.

  • Le Fox

    “Another unrelated study had similar results. A team found that when a dark rubber hand was stroked at the same time as the participant’s own (out of sight) hand was touched, implicit racism subsequently decreased. This work was led by Manos Tsakiris at Royal Holloway University of London.”

    — I’m confused. How does this decrease racism? Very odd measure, if you ask me.

    “This issue of prejudice is something Dal Babu feels he has experienced in the police force–an organisation he says should be representative of the society it aims to protect.

    He was one of the UK’s top ethnic minority officers at the Metropolitan Police, and was critical of the lack of black and Asian recruits and how few were in senior positions.”

    — How about putting THOSE people in a virtual reality device? The studies are very far-fetched and don’t prove anything. Their control groups suck because they’re only using white people. Why doesn’t Babu volunteer? He already shows he’s racist.

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    On the contrary, animals are almost entirely controlled by their instincts, humans can be influenced (partially) by culture. The mistake Marxists make is to think that humans can be entirely influenced by culture even if it goes against basic instincts.

  • ZeitTrash

    Speaking of “schemes to change human nature” this article in Barron’s is worth reading: http://online.barrons(DOT)com/article/SB50001424053111903747504579185800700741812.html?mod=BOL_hp_highlight_1

    The basic thrust of the article is that the billions in Western aid to Africa are often harmful in the long run and are usually little more than boosters for various billionaires’ megalomania.

    • That was quite a good read, thanks. It is interesting to hear such first hand insights into what is going on and why it is going on.

      I have long since given up the ‘guilt tripping’ that previously (in my former nationalist days) caused me to be part of the international aid mechanism – via “charity” giving/collecting.

      I was convinced (in the meantime to now) that not only is it futile, but making the situation worse.

      Ethiopia, for example, has probably at least doubled or even quadrupled since Live Aid in 1984. What are their prospects? Given the demographic projections for Africa, it is reckless and even quite sinister that there are these ‘telescopic philanthropists’ who through their good intentions are stocking up untold misery and suffering for the future there.

      My TV screen – although I rarely watch it these days – still features pleas for starving and thirsty children where “one glass of water” could be all the difference to saving some poor child’s life.

      One recent advert bemoans that it is “not some new technology” they are after, but “the very basic essentials”. Well, exactly. The advert proves itself to be null and void. Why is it still necessary after over 100 years of trying to “help”?.

      The only factor missing in the article was a failure to recognise, or to deal with, the notion that Africans will never change their ways. They will never spread education, they will never be philanthropists, they will never set up those dentists in the outer areas, they will not stop being corrupt, nor learn real trades that could put them in the driving seat.

      That is what gets more depressing, I suppose.

      I also suppose that my notions that African aid and these telescopic philanthropists (and indeed exploiters) are contributing to failure, higher famine, higher misery and suffering, etc, makes me typically White still – as by seeking to withdraw these efforts from Africa still sees me giving consideration to the interests of people that I really need not consider!

      But hey-ho. I know where my loyalties lay. I also know that by getting out of this mentality (as described in the article) it is to benefit ourselves as well as them.

      I wonder if these philanthropists will be issuing rubber white hands, to make the Africans empathetic with the plight of Europeans who are seeing themselves displaced in Europe, via their own inabilities to sustain functioning nations and thus fleeing at every opportunity…….. Somehow, I cannot see that one happening.

      • FourFooted_Messiah

        Unfortunately, the article seems to be a dead link.

        But yeah, We’ve been trying to teach them how to dig wells and latrines for how long? Why haven’t they learned yet to do it on their own, and train each other?

        • Yeah. That’s right. It may sound callous and very simplistic, but one thing they are not short of over there is man-power.

          There was once an article in one of the British papers about one of those typical failed projects over there. There were half built schools, half built water systems, heavy equipment (diggers, tractors, rollers, etc) left out in the sun and rain to rust, there were stacks of pipes piled up at the side of this building and stacks of bricks left there.

          Captioned in a picture further down was some of the locals with their arms crossed with a kind of “When are we going to get the organisation back to finish these buildings and laying the pipes”. expectation…. LOL.

          They must have been sat there for 12 months. They could not lay some bricks or dig a few trenches themselves – and had to wait for Whitey to come back? They had the equipment, going rusty, the materials for much of it….and they certainly had the man power.This is another danger of this kind of aid and these kinds of projects.

          By the way, I also had a dead link. However, I realised that the junk at the end should not/need not be there. Try this:

          http://online.barrons#com/article/SB50001424053111903747504579185800700741812.html

          Copy and paste in the address bar and alter the # to a dot.

          • FourFooted_Messiah

            Thank you, Google was my friend there.

            And sigh, though I’ll admit to preferring to be as lazy as hell, I can’t imagine waiting around for someone to show up to lay a bit of brick, cut and nail a bit of wood, and maybe dig a hole or two, when I really need or want something done that I could bloody well do myself right now and have it right now.

            I’ve also heard of aid agencies being blamed for giving poor Africans diesel tractors when they couldn’t afford/access the fuel for them. Ok, but, is there a reason they didn’t give them animal-driven machinery? Do they just eat the draught beasts or what?

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    All human races with their characteristics both physical and mental developed long before agriculture was invented. Evolutionary pressures on the formation of races therefore happened all on the hunter-gatherer stage of development. Agriculture simply was invented too recently and was practised too briefly to have a fundamental effect on the characteristics of races. A few thousand of years less agriculture therefore cannot account for the racial differences between Africans and Caucasoids.

    Jared Diamond is a “scientist” with an agenda. His paranoia as a Jew is that Whites might “go Nazi” and attack Jews out of racist motives. So he tried to prove that “superior” races don’t exist and that higher civilizations didn’t develop because of the superior characteristics of some races but solely because of environmental circumstances. As an extra bonus he added the lie that Papuans are as intelligent as Europeans. The average IQ of highland Papuans however is estimated at 64, that of coastal Papuans at 84.

    • JohnEngelman

      We can’t go back give our white paleolithic European ancestors who lived eleven thousand years ago IQ tests I am confident they would perform at about the same level as African Bantus, if not lower. Whites did not begin agriculture and civilization because they were more intelligent than Negroes. They became more intelligent than Negroes as the result of the evolutionary pressures of agriculture and civilization.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        Whites became more intelligent because of the pressures of the environment before agriculture. Long, cold, dark winters make people smarter because in order to survive they had to learn to store supplies for long periods with little to no food available, fight the elements to keep themselves warm, fight off marauders and invaders and hunt for big game, which takes strategy, tool making skills and planning. Mother nature is cruel and takes no prisoners.

        “Winters Are Good For Your Genes:” by Professor Ruston, http www DOT vdare DOT com/articles/winters-are-good-for-your-genes-lynn-book-finds-world-average-iq-90-declining-from-north-to

        • JohnEngelman

          That may have contributed. However, agriculture and civilization began in the Near East where the climate is much warmer.

          • Perhaps you are dealing with yet another doctrinaire white supremacist — whites can do nothing wrong, other races can do nothing right. This quasi-religious belief system is the very antithesis of race realism and is in fact no different from blind black hatred of whites.

            These people seem to believe that the road to success consists not in separatism, self reliance and hard work but instead in tearing others down. I will further observe that a race succeeds only when its individual members succeed. The presumed fact of being white does not by itself confer superiority on QuinnTheEskimo9.

            Being white favorably loads the dice, as does being northeast Asian or Ashkenazi Jewish — but unless one follows through with actual personal achievements one is simply freeloading.

            Anyone who doubts my orientation has only to check out the What If? / Nation of Alaska section of my website.

          • JohnEngelman

            Lexonaut,

            Thank you. You seem to be new here. Welcome to American Renaissance. Please keep posting.

            I clicked on your nick name, and read many of your comments. I am impressed.

          • I’m banned from TakiMag for my comments. It only took two months. 🙂

          • JohnEngelman

            I left a comment on your website. Why were you banned from TakiMag? If it makes you feel any better, I was banned from Stormfront after two weeks. They did not like my pro Jewish comments. Also, I was critical of Adolf Hitler.

          • Thanks for joining. I don’t want to be a bad guest of Jared Taylor so I’ve answered your question there.

          • Laika

            Of course you’d be impressed. Same statist drivel and anti-white screeds that you post.

          • JohnEngelman

            I express my admiration for Jews and Orientals because I give credit where it is due.

          • Fak_Zakaix

            Admiration and liking is not the same thing. One can admire an able opponent.

          • Apparently you give whole new meanings to “statist” and “anti-white”, Laika. So shall we play a game? …

            Let’s have you define “statist” and “anti-white” in a post and then show everybody what in my or Engelman’s writings is consistent with those definitions … And while you’re at it, kindly define “race realist” and “white supremacist” for us so we can decide which category we’re in and which you’re in..

          • Laika

            I see you have drunk deeply from the well of ignorance, the same well as Engelman. Face the facts, Lexonaut. Your posts are nothing more than interminable and irrelevant ramblings.

            That you have nothing to say except to post ad hominem attacks against other posters which shows you to be irrelevant.
            I don’t blame Taki for banning you. Feel free to leave here, you won’t be missed. Same for you, Engelman.

          • Ad hominem attacks are personal. I rarely do them. Now …

            Laika … Laika …

            Ah yes, I remember. You were the female dog launched into orbit in 57 by the Russkis a month after Sputnik. So, Laika, how does it feel to be a sookyn sin? (I forget the Russian for daughter.)

            (Note: That was an ad hominem attack, Laika. See the difference?)

          • Laika

            So what? They’re still stuck where they started. It is Whites and ONLY Whites who have made great the strides and contributions to the world, including the computer and electrical grid you’re using to post anti-white screeds.

          • ms_anthro

            It’s similar to how groveling sinophiles will brag about the Chinese inventing gunpowder. Okay, but what did they do with it?

          • Fak_Zakaix

            Aren’t the stupid Arabs, or what are the people who live in Egypt and Iraq, placed in the Fertile Crescent too.

  • Bob

    How long will it take before the result of all these studies is just the elimination of white people all together. I’m sure the utopia they predict will be a bloody mess unlike what is hypothesized…idiots.

  • Mark Hillyard

    If you want a dose of reality being manipulated turn on your kids cartoons and watch and listen for a while. I had to over the holiday because I was a visitor. Strange things those TV’s.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Please elaborate, if you will. Haven’t had a TV in a while, and the last cartoons I remember watching were along the lines of Animaniacs/Freakazoid/Gargoyles/Batman in the early 90s.

  • Anon

    Lol @ this. Because it is about 60 years behind the times.

    One of the problems white people have is the discovery that imagined experiences have almost as much impact on who we are and what we think as real ones. This is a problem since, over 60 years ago, a little invention came along known as television. It wasn’t long before this medium started being abused to create various manufactured experiences designed specifically to bend a person away from what they would normally think, feel and do towards what they want you to think, feel and do. And by “they”, I mean a specific, identifiable, handful of people of a teeny, tiny, minority, non-white race who have milked this brainwashing tool for all its worth.

    How bad is it. They no longer think they have to hide it any more. Click on the TV any time, day or night and immediately and constantly, you will be bombarded with highly toxic, suicidal, anti-white memes.

    And here is the important part. 99% of people obey, no matter if they know or not. For example, most people know that 9/11 is not even close to what the standard story is. But they act like its true because the TV makes them.

    It is actually quite shocking. To read something like the book, 1984, when there was some understanding of what was happening and where it could lead. The assumption was the need to back it up with a bizarre, all encompassing police state. And one really gets the impression that was intended. Until these people discovered it was unnecessary. In fact, allowing a handful to know what is going on, voice it to whomever will listen, even arm themselves, had no effect except to convince the others that everything was fine and they could just relax.

    And no….really, Obama did in fact get elected even though no one knew he even existed when he ran against Hillary Clinton. And 25% unemployment….why the economy is fine. And that silly Putin going on about declaring nuclear war if we don’t stop what we are doing in syria. Obama, after all is the most popular world leader ever, highly respected by all other leaders who are willing to do whatever he says. After all, he got re-elected. Funny thing, not a single person was sporting an Obama bumper sticker. The elections might have been rigged…but everything is fine. Isn’t it.

    It says ALOT that the ray of hope in this situation is that those holding our leash are so weak and incompetent that they might slip on a banana peel one day and break their hip.

    Should that happy day come soon and the current situation fall apart, whomever picks up the pieces, I hope the first thing they do is make TV and similar media punishable by death.

    Suddenly, what North Korea did recently to those people guilty of the high crime of “watching TV” seems a whole lot more reasonable than it did.

  • Laika

    “This is nothing more than a method for training animals.”

    Shows what our overlords think of us, doesn’t it. To them we are cattle.

  • MarcB1969

    What they are actually admitting is that intense psychotronics are required to break down a persons innate survival instinct (determining visually who is in-group and out-group), which is now called racism.