Warning: Racism Is Bad for Your Health | Greater Good

by Robinson

The bottom line is clear: Harboring racist feelings in a multicultural society causes daily stress; this kind of stress can lead to chronic problems like cancer, hypertension, and Type II diabetes. But interracial interactions are not inherently stressful. Low-prejudice people show markedly different physiological responses during interracial interactions. In all three of these studies, people who had positive attitudes about people of other races responded to interracial interactions in ways that were happy, healthy, and adaptive.

the book… http://www.amazon.com/Are-Born-Racist-Neuroscience-Psychology/dp/0807011576

more info… http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/news_events/announcement/new_greater_good_book/