Seeing Blue in Black and White: Race and Perceptions of Officer-Involved Shootings

  title={Seeing Blue in Black and White: Race and Perceptions of Officer-Involved Shootings},
  author={H. Jefferson and Fabian G. Neuner and Josh Pasek},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
Abstract: Following racially charged events, individuals often diverge in their perceptions of what happened and how justice should be served. Examining data gathered shortly after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri alongside reactions to a novel officer-involved shooting, this study unpacks the processes by which racial divisions emerge. Compared to Black Americans, Whites disproportionately sought information that supported claims of a justified shooting and regarded… Expand
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