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American Society Teaches Everyone to Be Racist — But You Can Rewrite Subconscious Stereotypes

Benjamin Waddell and R. Nathan Pipitone: Our work provides a way to understand how race and society influence the brain. One of us (Waddell) is a sociologist who researches social inequality; the other (Pipitone) is a psychologist who examines the biological implications of human behavior. Our respective work reveals a difficult fact regarding recent efforts to eradicate racism from U.S. society: If you’re American — regardless of the color of your skin — racism likely structures how you think.

 

 

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