Well folks, it looks like today is the day for serious discussion.
First it was about the Middle East situation, and now we tackle blacks and gun control in the States!
What led up to this rant is a paragraph I saw about gun control in the States that went like this: "Racial prejudice could play a significant role in white American opposition to gun control, according to new research from political scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago."
In their paper, published in the journal Political Behavior in November, Alexandra Filindra and Noah J. Kaplan found that whites were significantly less likely to support gun control measures when they had recently looked at pictures of black people, than when they had looked at pictures of white people. The study, which surveyed 1,000 white respondents, also found that the higher they scored on a common measure of racial prejudice, the stronger negative effect the photos of black people had on the respondents' support for gun control.
Why, you ask?
Well, these two photographs might offer a partial explanation!