Targets of discrimination : Effects of race on responses to weapons holders

  title={Targets of discrimination : Effects of race on responses to weapons holders},
  author={Mark A. Oakes},
Rapid actions to persons holding weapons were simulated using desktop virtual reality. Subjects responded to simulated (a) criminals, by pointing the computer’s mouse at them and left-clicking (simulated shooting), (b) fellow police officers, by pressing the spacebar (safety signal), and (c) citizens, by inaction. In one of two tasks Black males holding guns were police officers while White males holding guns were criminals. In the other, Whites with guns were police and Blacks with guns were… CONTINUE READING


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