What if you had a pill that could end racism? Would you give it to every racist in the world? Should racism even be considered something treatable?
Intended as a pill to treat high blood pressure, among other things, the drug Propranolol has an interesting side effect: it decreases racist tendencies. A new study found that the drug affects the same part of the central nervous system that regulates subconscious attitudes on race.
While the study used a very limited range of subjects, raising concern over its validity, it still raises the question of whether we should rely on prescription medication to regulate our behavior, even if the outcome is positive.
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