News research from the West Coast finds drivers show a clear racial bias against black pedestrians, failing to yield for them at crosswalks. Seems like a minor racial micro-aggression? Well, the researchers suggest that this treatment of black pedestrians might lead to fatalities. The Oregonian reports:
Conducted in downtown Portland, the joint Portland State University and University of Arizona study found that twice as many drivers failed to yield for black pedestrians than those who were white. Meanwhile, black pedestrians typically had to wait a third longer for cars to stop for them when they had the legal right of way.
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