In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, journalist Chris Mooney decided to see what psychologists could tell him about racial prejudice.
He started by looking at America’s racial paradox: On the one hand, overt expressions of prejudice have grown markedly less common than they were in the Archie Bunker era. And yet, the killings of Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, and so many others remind us that we are far from a prejudice-free society.
Mooney learned that science offers an explanation for this paradox, albeit a very uncomfortable one. To find out what it is—and to learn how we can begin to fix our racist brains—clickhere. [READ MORE]