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26-09-2016, 04:31 AM
RE: Dafuq is this?
(25-09-2016 11:35 AM)tomilay Wrote:  Tamir Rice was 12. Not 14. The cops might have, and in all likelihood, still perceived him as older.

The study below sheds light on this phenomenon.

Quote:WASHINGTON — Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are instead more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent,” said author Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles. The study was published online in APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2...older.aspx


I remember reading that too, and being terrified at the implications. That's indicative of some very ingrained racial prejudice, made all the more frightening by just how subconscious it appears to be.

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26-09-2016, 07:39 AM
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(26-09-2016 04:31 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(25-09-2016 11:35 AM)tomilay Wrote:  Tamir Rice was 12. Not 14. The cops might have, and in all likelihood, still perceived him as older.

The study below sheds light on this phenomenon.


I remember reading that too, and being terrified at the implications. That's indicative of some very ingrained racial prejudice, made all the more frightening by just how subconscious it appears to be.

Yeah. Also, because they are perceived as older, they are likely to be perceived as puerile. For behaving like children.

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01-10-2016, 12:57 PM
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#sigh
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01-10-2016, 01:31 PM
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(01-10-2016 12:57 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  


Depressing.

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