SCIENCE: Babies Are Racist

According to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), while people aren’t born racist, adorable little six-month-old infants often are. But no worries, scientists think they might have the answer to preventing the nearly universal problem of baby racism.

Two studies conducted by OISE in collaboration with researchers from the U.S., U.K., France and China purport to demonstrate that racial bias begins earlier than previous studies suggested. Signs of racial bias, the researchers concluded, begin to appear as early as six-months-old, with infants associating positive thoughts and demonstrating more trust in “own-race faces,” while showing bias against different-race faces.