Following the incident in Ferguson and the riots that followed, many assumed white police officers had a racial resentment towards African Americans. Racial resentment is a newer racial term to describe a white individuals discrimination towards a African American.This study takes a look at these racial resentments using previously found information. The researchers came to the conclusion that racial resentment is a state a individual officer can be in, it is not a trait individuals grow up with.
Carter, J. Scott and Mamadi Corra. 2016. “Racial Resentment and Attitudes Toward the Use of Force by Police: An Over-Time Trend Analysis.” Sociological Inquiry 86(4):492–511.