The Difference Between a White Car Thief and a Black One

The Difference Between a White Car Thief and a Black One

A hidden camera during a staged attempted robbery showed that while the White "criminal" was ignored, the Black "criminal" was arrested by police within two minutes

by #teamEBONY, February 20, 2014

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The Difference Between a White Car Thief and a Black One

YouTube channel Simple Misfits conducted a little social experiment: a White guy tried to steal a car — and then a Black guy did. Both fake perpetrators tried to jimmy the locks, and the car alarms sounded. Depressingly, stereotypes persisted.

After half an hour, many people, including a police officer, completely ignored the White "criminal." But the Black man ended up in handcuffs within two minutes.

 

 
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