A study from the University of Minnesota is claiming that white people who listen to rock music are more likely to have racist tendencies that those who don’t. And my “bullshit meter” has just gone through the roof.
Let’s take a look at how this study was performed, shall we? The researchers took 138 students and told them that they were conducting a study on how funds should be distributed in college over several ethnic organizations. Let me get something clear right off the bat: I know how these studies work and deliberate misleading is totally okay in my book. Like, 100%, that’s fine, no worries.
After telling these kids what their purpose was, they made them sit in a waiting room while music played in the background for seven minutes. The researchers varied the music from Top 40 artists such as Akon and Gwen Stefani and rock and roll artists such as Bruce Springsteen and White Stripes. They even had “white power” groups such as Bound For Glory and Prussian Blue playing.
Those who listened to the Top 40 artists spread the money evenly amongst the ethnic organizations. Those who listened to rock and roll placed more money into white organizations. And that right there is their proof. Check below for my issues.