Hostility towards minorities can be contagious

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If people act hostile towards other ethnic groups, they easily find imitators

  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • EurekAlert!

Inter-ethnic conflicts often escalate surprisingly quickly.

In a recent study, researchers have investigated the influence of the environment on peoples’ hostility against minorities with the help of experiments.

Nekro 3cThey found that hostility towards members of other ethnic groups is much more often imitated than hostility towards co-ethnics.

Whether in Bosnia, Liberia, or Rwanda, violent conflicts have suddenly broken out between…

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