Caveman Politics: Why you may be a bigot

Psychology Today

The rationality of us v. them.

Published on May 26, 2012 by Gregg Murray, Ph.D. in Caveman Politics

We are enthralled by stories of prejudice. Whether it’s voters’ responses to presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism or the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, a young black man killed by a non-black community watch coordinator in Florida, we seem at times to be obsessed with how individuals and groups discriminate against other individuals and groups. And the media, always wanting to attract more eyeballs in order to sell more ads, are glad to fan the flames.

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