Positive and negative intergroup contact predict Black and White Americans’ judgments about police violence against Black Americans

Stereotypes are everywhere in society whether we notice them or not. Police officers are positively or negatively stereotyped as well as African Americans being stereotyped the same. This study looks at the initial judgement people have when seeing a police officer stopping a individual. More often than not it was a White police officer stopping a African American suspect. Many viewed this a possible discrimination and racial profiling towards African Americans. Situations presented like these are why police officers have bad reputations in the minorities opinion.

Reference:

Hayward, Lydia E., Matthew J. Hornsey, Linda R. Tropp, and Fiona Kate Barlow. 2017. “Positive and negative intergroup contact predict Black and White Americans judgments about police violence against Black Americans.” Journal of Applied Social Psychology 47(11):605–15.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.rollins.edu:2048/doi/10.1111/jasp.12463/full

 

 

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