A Bad Economy May Affect Black People In More Ways Than You Thought

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It's no secret that when the economy takes a turn for the worse, racial minorities often take a disproportionate hit. But why?

A new study may provide at least part of the answer--and it's rather disturbing.

“It is well known that socioeconomic disparities between White Americans and racial minorities expand dramatically under conditions of economic scarcity,” study co-author Dr. David Amodio, a psychology professor at New York University, said in a written statement. “Our findings indicate that scarcity changes the way that the people visually perceive another person’s race, and that this perceptual distortion can contribute to disparities.”

Read entire article at Huffington Post

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