Science Shows How Your Brain Goes Racist When Processing Ethnicity and Accents

It's uncomfortable, but I have no reason to doubt it. Sometimes knowing more about someone actually impedes understanding, instead of enhancing it.

These experiences illustrate how our sincerest attempts to be colour-blind are often fruitless. And now science can back that up.

According to a linguistics study out of the University of British Columbia, what people look like has a lot to do with how easy they are for us to understand them, regardless of how they might sound or if they even have an accent.