<QUOTE> Does a newborn pop out of the womb saying, “Hey, I’m Asian! Where’re my people at?!”<UNQUOTE>
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “hey everyone I’m gay”?
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “I’ll grow up to need meds to control my anger”?
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “I’m more prone to depression than your average person”?
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “I’ll be smiling more often than my siblings”?
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “I’ll have a learning disability”?
Do babies pop out of the womb saying “I’m going outshine Einstein”?
You know the answer is no! You also know that much of those traits are inborn traits. You know that children are born to be prone to certain personalities.
It’s common knowledge that some people are born with certain dispositions (ie. smile more, be easily depressed, quicker to anger, process information slower than others, be a mega-genius, be more masculine/feminine than the average person of the same sex), but once you say “some people are born to be more prone to prejudice”, you just touch The Ultimate Third Rail!
Saying “some people are born to be more prone to prejudice” doesn’t mean we should condone those people’s action, just like saying “some people are more prone to temper tantrums” mean that we should condone violence.
But then again, if you think babies are born to be Blank Slates, then we’ll just have to agree to disagree!
<QUOTE> Is the storyteller you heard this from reliable?<UNQUOTE>
She wasn’t a neuroscientist, just someone who made an observation. Sometimes, observations don’t follow a politically correct narrative.
<QUOTE> Is it possible that baby had a bad experience, or even a series of bad experiences, with a white caretaker?<UNQUOTE>
The baby most likely lacked any familiarity with white caretakers and was more accustomed to caretakers of East Asian ancestry. Maybe that baby’s biases would mellow in time. Or maybe that baby would continue to shun European-descendant peers.