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Old Yesterday, 08:17 PM
 
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Since rats gone wild are now prominently in the news, it seems like a good time to examine some recent UC Berkeley research discussion that asked the question, "Are Rats Born Racist?" While this may seem like satire, it is actually not. This is a serious research matter in higher education today. Check out the UC Berkeley racist rat discussion linked below. It helps to justify Berkeley's $37K+ in-state and $65K+ out-of-state tuition for 4 years of study there

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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
 
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I'll bet if the rats with the black hoods....called the white rats racist about everything....they would have gotten a different result
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 PM
 
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Is no one brave enough to call them idiots ?
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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If the rats are white, then yes, they are automatically racist. /s
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
 
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Is no one brave enough to call them idiots ?
They’re idiots.
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM
 
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I'll bet if the rats with the black hoods....called the white rats racist about everything....they would have gotten a different result

The researchers sent the white rats off to be snake food due to their white privilege.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
 
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Wow. That's some world-changing, nobel prize winning stuff right there, Berkeley. Way to put those tax dollars to good use.
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Old Yesterday, 08:38 PM
 
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So what does this tell us? It is hard to ignore the parallel between this research and research into human intergroup relations, which finds that contact, under the right conditions, helps people to overcome prejudice.
“Exposure to and interaction with different types of individuals motivates them to act well toward others that may or may not look like them,” says neurobiologist and co-author Peggy Mason. “I think these results have a lot to say about human society.”
Americans have more exposure to and interaction with members of different racial groups than do people in most other countries. So by this theory Americans should be among the least racist people on Earth.
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 PM
 
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Since rats gone wild are now prominently in the news, it seems like a good time to examine some recent UC Berkeley research discussion that asked the question, "Are Rats Born Racist?" While this may seem like satire, it is actually not. This is a serious research matter in higher education today. Check out the UC Berkeley racist rat discussion linked below. It helps to justify Berkeley's $37K+ in-state and $65K+ out-of-state tuition for 4 years of study there

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They're studying animal behavior. We might take issue with the conclusions drawn but why would you be against doing this kind of research?
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 PM
 
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Since rats gone wild are now prominently in the news, it seems like a good time to examine some recent UC Berkeley research discussion that asked the question, "Are Rats Born Racist?" While this may seem like satire, it is actually not. This is a serious research matter in higher education today. Check out the UC Berkeley racist rat discussion linked below. It helps to justify Berkeley's $37K+ in-state and $65K+ out-of-state tuition for 4 years of study there

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You made it seem like this was something recent. The link is over five years old.
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