It took Eddie Vedder and a Dixie Chick to seal the deal. That, and a little DNA. But last Friday, three men in Jonesboro, Arkansas walked out of prison after serving 18 years for a grisly crime they didn't commit. All because of a false confession.
Williams syndrome is a genetic disorder in which just 25 genes (out of about 25,000) are missing. Also missing is any feeling of social fear. Striking new research says that this lack of fear may translate into a lack of racial prejudice. So how much of prejudice is based on fear?