A Black man holding a wallet is more likely to be shot by the police than a White man holding a gun.
The study found that people hesitated longer to shoot an armed white target (and they were more likely to accidentally not shoot). Participants were quicker and more accurate with black armed targets but there were more “false alarms” (shooting them when they were unarmed). These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly
“These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly”
You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s total bullshit. If you’re going to shoot an unarmed black person and then claim to not have discriminatory views …What a crock of shit.
Yeah, that’s the most contradictory statement… like, let’s be honest here.
To me that’s not a contradictory statement. Anti-Blackness is so culturally ingrained that there’s many whites who truly think they’re not racist at all. But put them in a situation that requires reflex and their racist predisposition is revealed.
That’s because in an intellectual sense you can be anti-racist but the process of decolonizing white supremacist thought doesn’t begin or end with studying Critical Race Theory. See Tim Wise.