Children With A Rare Syndrome Don’t See Color

Children with Williams syndrome are truly “color blind.” This rare genetic disorder affects the brain and other organs, causing hyper-social activity and unlike most children older than three, these kids don’t show a preference for their own race. According to a new study, children with Williams syndrome have no concept of social anxiety and view blacks, whites, Hispanics, etc. in an equally positive light. While lacking these negative traits might seem positive, children and adults with Williams syndrome are at a greater risk for physical violence and rape because they can’t process social danger signals. I guess everything is a double-edged sword, huh? [NY Daily News]

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