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Racial bias clouds ability to feel others’ pain, study shows

ScienceDaily (2010-05-27) — When people witness or imagine the pain of another person, their nervous system responds in essentially the same way it would if they were feeling that pain themselves. Now, researchers have new evidence to show that that kind of empathy is diminished when people (black or white) who hold racial biases see that pain is being inflicted on those of another race.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100527122141.htm

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