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    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Could a heart disease pill be the secret to combating racism? According to one study it is.

    Researchers from Oxford University released a new study in the international medical journal Psychopharmacology showing that taking propranolol reduces “implicit negative racial bias.”

    “Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality,” Dr. Sylvia Terbeck, author of the study, told The Daily Telegraph. “Given the key role that such implicit attitudes appear to play in discrimination against other ethnic groups, and the widespread use of propranolol for medical purposes, our findings are also of considerable ethical interest.”

    Thirty-six white people were used in the study, with half getting propranolol and the other half getting a placebo. Researchers then used a feeling thermometer to rate how “warm” they felt toward different groups.
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    oh goody, another drug...
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    Tranquilizers probably cure racism, too. If a racist gets a large enough dose, he won't have the energy to hate anything and will become one with the chair.
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    Having worked in the legal drug development industry and understanding how secondary drug benefits can sometimes emerge during the toxicology and clinical studies portions, this is reaching beyond I've ever seen it.

    I guess on this basis, women could probably take Viagra and "feel" less bigoted about pussified males.
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    Thirty-six white people were used in the study, with half getting propranolol and the other half getting a placebo. Researchers then used a feeling thermometer to rate how “warm” they felt toward different groups.
    Where do you stick that kind of thermometer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Thirty-six white people were used in the study, with half getting propranolol and the other half getting a placebo. Researchers then used a feeling thermometer to rate how “warm” they felt toward different groups.
    Where do you stick that kind of thermometer?
    I have a suggestion, but I'm not really sure if it's actually the intended usage of the thermometer.
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