Home Culture Depictions of race on TV news can influence perception of police

Depictions of race on television news programs can strongly influence support for police among non-white viewers, research shows. "Black men and women -- particularly black men -- are over-represented as criminals or criminal suspects on TV news, and under-represented as law enforcement or authority figures, and as victims of crime," says the lead author of a paper on the research. "We wanted to see what affect these representations have on audiences of different races." ...read more

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