"Reasonable suspicion" about tough immigration legislation: enforcing laws or ethnocentric exclusion?

Abstract

We examined whether support for tough immigration legislation reflects identity-neutral enforcement of law or identity-relevant defense of privilege. Participants read a fabricated news story in which law-enforcement personnel detained a person due to "reasonable suspicion" that he was an undocumented immigrant. We manipulated descriptions of the detainee… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0032944

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