A recent MSU Today article entitled “Blacks believe police view them as ‘suspects first, civilians second’ ” discusses Dr. Jennifer Cobbina‘s research on racial typification. Dr. Cobbina conducted interviews with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, following the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown. “The majority of the respondents did not racially typify crime, but they strongly believed the police did,” Cobbina said. “Whether it’s true or not, the very fact that they’re perceiving this is obviously going to have an effect on police-community relations.”
Read the full story HERE.