Neatorama had an interesting post about a test from University of Chicago. It is a simple test. After being shown a series a backgrounds a white or black man comes onto the screen and is either armed or unarmed. You have two choices, to holster your gun or shoot. Although the test seemed to drag on a bit it did provide some interesting stats.
Here are my stats:
Time it took me to shoot an armed black man 734.04 ms, armed white man 729.04. This means I shot white men faster. Time it took me to holster my gun while looking at an unarmed black man 902.44, unarmed white man 819.72. This means I took longer ot holster my gun when faced with an unarmed black man.
What I learned really didn’t tell me if I was racists or not, or it told me I not, I don’t quiet get it. The point of the game really boiled down to me looking at what the person was holding and it was then when I realized if it was a black or white man. I would take this as I am not a racist.
It also tells me that the job of our law enforcement officers is really difficult and I don’t evy them. I killed a couple of innocent people and was killed by a couple of people holding guns. I don’t want to get into a situation like that in real life.
Take the test here and let me know your reactions.