Racism is hardwired into the brain and operates unconsciously because areas that detect ethnicity and control emotion are closely connected, according to scientists.
Researchers explain that the same brain circuits that allow us to classify a person into an ethnic group overlap with other circuits that process emotion and make decisions, leading people to make unconscious decisions based on another’s race.
This is very interesting. I remember reading about the neocortex in children a few months back and how it is similar to a brand new ‘computer’ that stores, connects and makes patterns (discarding ones that are no longer useful or used in order to free up space). So now reading this story, I would guess that what happens during a racist based childhood is that the neocortex is flooded with patterns and connections that fill up the brain with race based associations. In other words, science proved racism is taught.