In the Shadows of Ferguson: The Role of Racial Resentment on White Attitudes towards the use of Force by Police in the United States.

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.



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