Plejadisk Panda: Nej. Artikeln fokuserar endast på per capita och tar inte med i beräkningen att svarta helt enkelt oftare har med polisen att göra.
Från artikeln: "An important message in our training is that stereotypes are based in part on fact, and we have to recognise this because in our country, people of colour are disproportionately represented amongst the people who commit street crime
.""That does not give you licence to treat every individual in a group as if they fit the stereotype, that's where we go wrong."
Plejadisk Panda: Utöver antalet interaktioner så är också attityden till polisen en viktig faktor. Svarta har sämre syn på polisen vilket rimligtvis påverkar bemötande och vilja att följa polisens instruktioner etc.
Vad säger du om polisens syn på svarta?"One of the things they looked at is what they called threat perception failure. The officer believed that the person was armed and it turned out not to be the case. And these failures were more likely to occur when the subject was black [even if the officers were themselves black or Latino]." (Detta var från BBC-artikeln jag länkade förut)"
In Study 2, we attempted to increase error rates by forcing participants to make decisions very quickly. Participants in this study failed to shoot an armed target more often when that target was White than when he was African American. If the target was unarmed, participants mistakenly shot him more often when he was African American than when he was White.
A signal detection analysis of these data revealed that, although participants’ ability to distinguish between armed and unarmed targets did not depend on target ethnicity, participants set a lower decision criterion to shoot for African American targets than for Whites. That is, if a target was African American, participants generally required less certainty that he was, in fact, holding a gun before they decided to shoot him
Länk till undersökningen:PII: S0022-3514(02)02772-3