A new study suggests that white people are willing to support harsher criminal laws if they think more Black people will be arrested. According to the study, by informing white people that African Americans are significantly over-represented in the prison population “may actually bolster support for the very policies that perpetuate the inequality.”

Visit ThinkProgress.org for full analysis of the Stanford University study.

Study Suggests Whites Willing To Support Harsher Criminal Laws If More Blacks Are Arrested  was originally published on newsone.com

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