The Social Psychology of Why Cops Keep Shooting Black People

What can we do:

  • Support the legal defense fund for individuals arrested in Ferguson
  • Contact state & federal representatives
  • Push for reform in police hiring and training practices
  • Push for mandatory implicit bias training for all police officers
  • Push for harsher legal punishment for police officers and departments that use extraordinary force or commit unjustified shootings
  • Counteract your own implicit racial bias by surrounding yourself with images of black excellence.
  • Pay attention to your automatic/implicit responses to people of different races, ethnicities ,and cultures
  • Work tirelessly to examine and combat your problematic views on race. You have some reprehensible associations lingering inside of you, I guarantee it.

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