Studies Suggest Neuroscience, Psychology Help Explain the Killing of Black Men by White Police …

These days in America, the shooting of a Black man by white police officers, whether videotaped or otherwise, is an all-too-common occurrence that speaks to larger issues.  The examples of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald and so many others demand an explanation.  But could there be a scientific explanation? One question is whether this is simply an issue of racist police officers who respond out of their own personal animosity towards Black people.  Surely, there are overtly racist police officers who target, arrest and kill Black people, and are known members of white supremacist groups. What neuroscientist Bobby Azarian, creator of the blog, Science Is Sexy, suggests is that there is an underlying neuroscientific and psychological explanation for the ways in which white cops react towards Black men. “Without…


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