Biological Basis of Racism and Sexism
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The paper discusses the evidence for the argument that racism and sexism, like all other attitudes and behaviors, are shaped by factors both genetic and environmental. The paper examines the growing awareness on the part of the academic community of the complex inter-relationships between cultural and environmental factors and biological factors and suggests that, yes indeed, biology or genotypic constitution plays a role in the racist or sexist attitudes individuals may harbor.
From the Paper:"It seems intuitive to argue that racism and sexism, like all other attitudes and behaviors, are shaped by factors both genetic and environmental. For instance, just as it is well-known that genotype-environment interaction plays a key role in human obesity (Perusse & Bouchard, 1999), it is well-known (at least in some circles) that genetic heritage and environmental influences play a key role in the formulation of social attitudes (Abrahamson et al 2002) and in the..."
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