You are sitting in a waiting room when someone makes a racist comment about a black man who has just left. How would you respond?
Most people say they would feel upset and take action, but researchers at York University who put student volunteers in a similar situation found many reacted with indifference, even when the slur was as offensive as "clumsy nigger."
Article continued at linkMinutes later, they were asked to choose a partner for a word comprehension test. The majority - 63 per cent - chose the racist white guy.
The results help explain why racism persists in our politically correct age, says York University psychologist Kerry Kawakami