Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

May 24, 2013

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A May 16 CNN article says Italy’s current soccer season has been “plagued by racist incidents.” The nation’s FTSE MIB stock index is down 61% since 2007. In one incident, a player whose parents are from Ghana faced “monkey chants.” In another, a team official used a racial slur to describe one of his own players, whose parents are from Africa. What’s the connection between increasingly negative social mood and increasing racism?

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