Race Matters: Study Shows Drivers Are Less Likely To Stop For Black People At Crosswalks Than Whites

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Study Shows Drivers Less Likely To Stop For Black People At Crosswalks

We already know it’s hard out here for a Black person to stop a taxi but what about just getting drivers to stop just to get across the street?

Via Atlanta Black Star:

A study by the University of Arizona and Portland State University found that Black pedestrians had to wait longer to cross than white ones. The study showed Black pedestrians waited 32 percent longer than white pedestrians to cross and were twice as likely to see multiple cars pass before one stopped.

The research project employed three Black men and three white men in their 20s, who all dressed similarly. The test subjects each crossed the road 15 times. The researchers observed 173 drivers in downtown Portland. Researchers said the study would aid in transportation planning. It also sheds light on other biases in employment and medical treatment, reported The Phoenix Business Journal.

Although many on the right, such as Chief Justice John Roberts, would like to believe racism and bias are a thing of the past, study after study has found that Americans often practice bias in hiring practices, financial decisions and even medical treatment.

According to an Atlanta Blackstar article, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine found Black, brown, less educated and unemployed people had to wait 25 percent longer than white people to receive medical treatment. JAMA Pediatrics also found that Black children were less likely to receive pain medication than white children.

What do you think of the latest study??

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