Zo meldt The Independent:
People unwittingly become more racially aware and less generous towards those of a different skin tone when they feel financially squeezed, according to a study showing how racism thrives in an economic recession.
A series of psychological tests has revealed the deep-seated prejudices of white people towards black faces when they experience financial pressures resulting from an economic downturn similar to the global crash of 2008.
When times are hard, people are more likely to judge mixed-race individuals as “black”. Previous research in the US has shown that the more prototypically black a person is judged to be, the more likely they are to be socially excluded, shot when unarmed in police training tests, or sentenced to death after a guilty verdict.