Cops Talk Less Respectfully to Black People Than White at Traffic Stops, According to Science
Cops are more friendly to white drivers than Black during traffic stops—and now, science proves it.
In a study published earlier this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, a group of researchers and professors analyzed the audio from traffic stops to understand if cops treat Black and white men differently during these encounters.
The big reveal: Cops talk differently and more negatively to Black drivers than white ones during traffic stops, aggravating tension between law enforcement and minority communities.
The study, conducted by researchers...