UW professor talks about racial disparity, Ferguson protests

Dr. Alexes Harris, Associate Professor/Sociologist at the University of Washington and expert in racial and ethnic disparities, breaks down the anger and frustration behind protests in Seattle and across the country.

Dr. Alexes Harris, associate professor/sociologist at the University of Washington and expert in racial and ethnic disparities, breaks down the anger and frustration behind protests in Seattle and across the country in the aftermath of the grand jury decisions to not indict police officers in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York.

She also talks about the newest research from the American Psychological Associationthat reveals black boys as young as 10 may be more likely to be mistaken as older by police, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime than their white peers. (Part 1 of 2 video). She also talks about the NBC News/Marist Poll showing a deep, racial divide in confidence in law enforcement.

Related links:

APA: Black Boys viewed as older, less innocent than whites, research finds

NBC: Poll shows deep racial divide in confidence in law enforcement


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