This article by Tom Jacobs originally appeared in Pacific Standard
Research shows the human mind reflexively divides people into “us” and “them,” and many people instinctively categorize those of a different race, culture, or religion as dangerously foreign. Is a cohesive multicultural society really possible? … New research finds Germans are less likely to help a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, but this bias fades if she demonstrates agreement with the national consensus that littering is bad.
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