Mar 14, 2017

Crossing The Street?

Michael Brown

"Even if white and black men are the same heights and weights, people tend to perceive black men as taller, more muscular and heavier."

   A new study out this week found a significant bias against men of color, and that could explain the rash of police officers shooting black suspects. 
    The Washington Post analyses the study which was published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

“Unarmed black men are disproportionately more likely to be shot and killed by police, and often these killings are accompanied by explanations that cite the physical size of the person shot,” John Paul Wilson, an author of the study and a psychologist at New Jersey’s Montclair State University, said in a statement Monday

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