The difference between a white guy breaking into a car and a black guy breaking into a car

Simple Misfits conducted a test. They had a white guy spend 30 minutes ostentatiously trying to break into a car. Everyone ignored him, including a passing police officer. Then they had a black guy do the same th—-LET'S SEE YOUR FUCKING HANDS, GET UP AGAINST THE WALL. [via Gawker]

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  1. While I do think that some racial profiling/bias exists, the two guys and the target car are in two different parts of town. While the conclusion is provocative, I'm not 100% convinced that this location swap did not affect the results of the experiment.

  2. Fair enough. Have a look at this then:

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