New, very current research is showing some brain differences around moral questions. Much more needs to be done, of course, but what if through training, social pressures and indoctrination, even when done with the best intentions, some differences amoung the human species may be anatomical? Take a breath if you are reading this and are immediately overwhelmed. I wrote differences, not better or worse. History only repeates if we forget asnd let it happen. No one walked the first time they stood up. We simply find a new, good way forward. More importantly in this case because of all we know about a certain part of human anatomy we do know for a fact that it can and does change throughout human life.
Now about that research: in summary it involved some of the latest brain scan tech, volunteers from 3 different countries and stories with moral components. The stories were translated into the native languages of each volunteer and the underlying default mode network--yes that is a real thing--showed differences. The conclusion is that depending upon the country/language used varying amounts of energy at a statistically significant level were used when reading the stories with the moral quandries.
Think of it perhaps as various kinds of animals--crab, horse, giraffe--all are animals, our planet has and needs them all and yes, they are all different. A drought threatens them all, as would another ice age. Survival requires they change, adapt and perhaps live and work together. They do have to find some way to communicate together too. We humans use language. We have learned that many species also have communication amongst themselves. However until we find a way to share understanding among people our anatomical differences may keep true shared communication as impossible as a crab communicating with a giraffe--except in cartoons of course. Here we are facing real life and real world situations.
For purposes of understanding assume the animals can communicate. The crab keeps what water there may be clean, the horse can run long distances to look around for the next place where their may be water and the giraffe can see danger coming from a long way away. This is not a childhood story, not given the actual research. But human racism sows the seeds of hatred and violence. Perpetuating racism, teaching racism supports division. Why do we tolerate it when change is certainly possible. Change, done well will even be profitable. Now, what are you doing to get everyone at least in the same building, if not the same room. Without all coming together we cannot find a way forward and alone no one will survive. Yet action itself is change. Reading this is giving you ideas to share, questions to ask. Do the first step. Start today!