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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

by Jennifer L. Eberhardt,
Psychology Today, March 19, 2019

Studies indicate that a black driver in an urban area is twice as likely as a white driver to be stopped by a police officer for a vehicle equipment violation. Black defendants are charged about thirty-five percent more for bail than white defendants. More than fifty-seven percent of “highly stereotypically-looking” blacks (as rated by people who had no idea what the study was about) and only twenty-four percent deemed low in such facial features were sentenced to death for their crimes.

 

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