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Financial hardship can make people more racist

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Financial hardship can make people more racist
People unwittingly become more racially aware and less generous towards those of a different skin tone when they feel financially squeezed, according to a study showing how racism thrives in an economic recession.

A series of psychological tests has revealed the deep-seated prejudices of white people towards black faces when they experience financial pressures resulting from an economic downturn similar to the global crash of 2008.

When times are hard, people are more likely to judge mixed-race individuals as “black”. Previous research in the US has shown that the more prototypically black a person is judged to be, the more likely they are to be socially excluded, shot when unarmed in police training tests, or sentenced to death after a guilty verdict

The latest findings indicate that racial stereotyping and discrimination in a recession is not just to do with institutional racism but a psychological frame of mind, the researchers have suggested.

[link to www.independent.co.uk]

One of those studies that anyone with half a brain could figure out.
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

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