Does Rock Music Make People Racist? These Researchers Think So

Categories: Oh, Really?

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What effect does Bruce's music allegedly have on white people?

Today in the department of WTF, we have this: A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota claims that listening to even just a few minutes of rock music like Bruce Springsteen or the White Stripes causes white people to favor their own race to the detriment of others.

Meanwhile, listening to Top 40 pop caused white subjects to treat all races equally, the study found.

Researchers created a test in which white students were asked to allocate money between different student groups. Before the allocation, the test subjects were isolated in a room with different kinds of music playing. After about seven minutes of quiet listening -- which the students thought was not part of the experiment -- they were asked how to divide tuition money between four student groups: the Centres of African American Studies, Rural and Agricultural Studies, Arab American Studies, and Latino American Studies.

Listening to pop music like Akon and Fergie caused the white test subjects to divide the money about equally, with one-quarter going to each group. But listening to rock like the White Stripes led to the students giving the white ethnic group 35 percent of the funds, and dividing the rest equally among the other groups, researchers said.

'Rock music is generally associated with white Americans, so we believe it cues white listeners to think about their positive association with their own in-group," Heather LaMarre, an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota, told British tabloid the Daily Mail.

Listening to white power music with racist lyrics like Skrewdriver and Bound For Glory produced an even stronger race-bias in the participants, with test subjects giving 40 percent of the money to the white group. They then divided the rest of the money unevenly between other races, with the Arab-American group getting the smallest portion.

The researchers say this proves that the cultural associations of music -- even apart from its lyrics -- have a strong effect on listeners. "'It shows that it is not just the lyrics that matter. Good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll -- with no incendiary or hateful lyrics at all -- was enough of a cue to increase the percentage of money allocated for the white-American group," associate professor Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick told the newspaper. "[Music] has the power to reinforce our positive biases toward our own group, and sometimes negative biases toward others."

That's what the researchers say, anyway. What do you think?

[Daily Mail]

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Rita Bradley
Rita Bradley

Did you test brown or black people to determine if pop music makes THEM anti-White? Since it is documented that Blacks are more violent than Whites and perpetrate more crimes against Whites than the reverse, shouldn't we be studying the effects of say....rap music?

But this will not happen because this university and those those that fund these studies are ANTI-WHITE.

WhitePride88
WhitePride88

Is that why over 85% of all convicted Serial Killers in the US are White? LOL!!

Zrinski
Zrinski

Okay, let's pretend that all black/brown countries and all black/brown parts of countries aren't all crime ridden, strife torn, third world disasters (take Liberia as just one example, where 75% of the women have been raped at least once and where a guy won the presidency by a land slide with the following slogan: "You killed my Ma, You killed my Pa, but I will still vote for you".)That still has nothing to do with ongoing program of White genocide.Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and White countries for EVERYBODY!plus FORCED integration and assimilation/intermarriage means no more White people, doesn't it? That's genocide. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

ritarabbit01
ritarabbit01

That's funny.  The Japanese bombed pearl harbor but no one is flooding Japan with non-Japanese, saying Japan is "too Japanese" and calling Japanese people barbaric are they?

Africans eat each other sometimes but no one is saying Africa is "too Black" and flooding Africa with non-Africans. 

Anti-racism IS a codeword for anti-White.

Criticalstringz
Criticalstringz

If you're talking about Europe maybe. But don't you think you're kind of perpetuating the stereotype of all white people being racist by labeling countries like south Africa and the united states "white" countries to begin with? It seems like white people are angry with the world for a social atmosphere that is a direct result of the cruel and barbaric actions of their own ancestors. Don't blame me, blame your forefathers. Your mothers and fathers created this atmosphere. It sucks,but you'll either have to live with being the new social outcast, or do what those you would call "anti-white" do and strive to atone for the sins of your ancestors. You could say whatever you want about so called white genocide, but what you're complaining about pales in comparison to the suffering inflicted on practically every other ethnicity on Earth by white people. It's kind of hard to look like a victim with hate-driven organizations like the nazis and kkk being your only allies. Tell me after looking back in history and seeing all of the misery inflicted on the world by europeans, what should the rest of us think about white people? White nationalist love throwing misleading statistics around to prove racial inferiority or superiority. If I am a criminal empirically because I'm black. Then you must be a murderous, lying, racist devil empirically as well.

Race Card
Race Card

Hmmm, wonder why these studies never have black test subjects....oh, I forgot, that wouldn't support their narrative.

Daria Leavitt
Daria Leavitt

This is so ignorant! Black artists were the originators of Rock and Roll!  Any person from any culture can play rock and roll and enjoy listening to it.  

Teejones1766
Teejones1766

Sad. 

A little known fact about researchers is they first postulate a theory, then set out to prove it, unconsciously, then consciously declaim that their theory is correct. This has happened time and again, over and over.

Criticalstringz
Criticalstringz

Not true, the scientific method demands that we try to disprove our own hypothesis. This is a much more effective means of experimentatio

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

Someone really needs to Fabreeze this comment thread.

Crakalakin
Crakalakin

As difficult as this may be to believe, white people are about fed up with being called "racist" in the media pretty much every day.  Can you not see how this can have a seriously negative impact on race relations and racial attitudes?

Zack Morris
Zack Morris

AC DC doesn't make me hate black people, RAP music does. 

Phillip Martin
Phillip Martin

 The Mexican that listen to AC/DC broke into houses at night and killed random people

Zrinski
Zrinski

Every White country on the planet is forced to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY White country is told to end its own race and culture. No one asks that of ANY non-White country. Immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries. Anti-whites call themselves "anti-racists", but their actions lead to the elimination of one race and only one race, my race, the White race. The true goal of anti-racism is to wipe out my race. It IS genocide.

Phillip Martin
Phillip Martin

The white countries you speak of are just getting what they gave in the 15th century. Turnabout is fair play

Zrinski
Zrinski

The Zulus wiped out the Hottentots, the Japanese wiped out the Ainu, Turks and Arabs took White people's land and made White children slaves; the Mohawks wiped out the Hurons, scalped them alive, "baptized" their scalped heads with boiling water, then "adorned" them with fire-branded "necklaces". But YOU anti-whites ONLY ever justify the genocide of my people, the White race, "because of history". YOU are a psychopathic (i.e. programmed robot) genocidal criminal. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

WhitePride88
WhitePride88

HAHA what the hell have you been smoking?

Bill in SF
Bill in SF

 Should I feed the troll?  Oh, why not.*

Do you speak one of the 500 or so Native Californian languages, or just English or Spanish, like the white immigrants?  Do you know why there more people in India who speak English than in America?  Do you know why French is the most widespread language in West Africa?  When white Europeans move to America, do you insist that they speak English and act like us mixed-race Americans, or can they keep their various white cultures and languages?  When white people moved to South Africa, did they assimilate, or did they force the black people out of the good land, and then fight the other white people for the best parts?

But you're partly right, because when white people move to a country, that's not "immigration", it's "settling" or "conquest" or "colonization".  (And when most of the Africans moved to America, it wasn't "immigration" either - it was just "importing merchandise".)   And when the reservation schools made the native Americans speak English, that wasn't ending their culture, it was giving them a new, civilized one, right?  So yeah, none of that stuff counts.

(*Of course, if you feed trolls rice or potatoes or tomatoes or peppers or noodles or turkey or corn or pepper or anything else that didn't grow in Europe before the Romans got there, that's multiculturalizing them, and sometimes they get upset about it.)

BobWhitakerisokay
BobWhitakerisokay

When Whites control a non White country it's called "conquest".

When non Whites control a White country it's called "diversity".

All you are doing  is justifying  White Genocide.

Black countries still exist today for the benefit of black people

Asian countries still exist today for the benefit of Asian people.

White countries exist today ONLY for the benefit of non Whites. No? Why are Whites NEVER allowed anything 100% White? Why are Whites, in their OWN countries,  expected to "assimilate" ,a.k.a. intermarry, with the millions of non White immigrants? Why are Whites not even allowed to object to this without being called naziswhowantokillsixmillionjews?

Why are White countries and ONLY White countries receiving "diversity"?

You call yourselves anti-racist but you are really anti-White.

Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-White.

Diversity is just a code word for White Genocide.

MRDA
MRDA

Buggery-fuck, this is retarded!

RichardCampos
RichardCampos

60 years ago rock n roll was "sinful". Today it's "racist". Funny how the enforcers of egalitarian dogma increasingly resemble Christians from the 50's. White people repent, for you were born in sin!

Anon
Anon

So, I suppose the researchers don't believe that African Americans or Latinos live in rural areas or engage in agricultural work?

lemmycaution
lemmycaution

 I predict from this study that rock and roll singers will support charities related to agricultural work.  I call it "farm assistance"

Alva
Alva

Das Waciss!

RobRoySimmons
RobRoySimmons

If this is the kind of work you have to go to to sound anti-white is the end near?  Proving once again that anti-racism is nothing but a codeword for anti-white. 

Sdfsdf
Sdfsdf

This kind of studies takes places in EVERY White country and ONLY White countries.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

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