“Animal hoarders” are another example of pathalogical altruism (PA). They fill their houses with “rescued” pets. . ."
"Together, these definitions are an almost perfect description of white liberal attitudes towards non-whites". Some other examples are White guilt and Holocaustianity."
"Large race differences were reported between Blacks and Whites in the US by a 1984 study which stated that "Race results suggested a comparative lack of interest in, and concern and affection for animals among nonwhites."
"A theory about the origins of PA is that it can be seen as the result of an excessively female brain. Women are more likely than men to be co-dependents and have eating disorders. . .Girls are more compliant than boys, better behaved, and more eager to please. They are better able to figure out the needs of others."
"They are politically more “liberal,” and more likely to think that an important function of government is to take care of people. Low levels of testosterone in the womb during fetal development is associated with higher levels of empathy in both sexes."
"There is very strong evidence that altruistic behavior is under genetic control. The genetic abnormality ["the only known group of people who show no racial bias"] has been called “the pathology of overfriendliness,” and people who suffer from it are excessively trusting and sympathetic. . .[likely to be taken advantage of.]
". . .people of different ethnicities and religions have different levels of guilt and show different levels of altruism."
Here's the real kicker though: It is traced to certain white genes. These are seen in whites but also Asians, who are less studied, but have high admixture anciently.
"In a new book called Pathological Altruism, found that Asian nations, including China, Japan and Korea tended to have higher proportions of the “collectivist” gene in their population. The key questions are: how can one gene have such an effect? And why should it spread in some populations and not others? Chiao suggests that the version predominating in Asian populations is associated with heightened anxiety levels and increased risk of depression. She adds that such populations respond by structuring their society to ward off those negative effects. The success of such social structures would then ensure that the gene would spread."
So genetics play a part, but what about the actual chemicals they release, or the parts of the brain that do it?
"The amygdala, anterior temporal cortex, and insula are parts of the brain involved in sensing the pain of others. Psychopaths [and blacks] have less brain matter in these locations than normal [white] people, and it may be that people with more brain matter in these areas have a tendency towards PA."
The neurotransmitter serotonin appears to alter moral judgment, making people less willing to offend others, while oxytocin increases sociability and trusting—within the group. "