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raychillster:

lucifreyja:

I saw this gorgeous post and decided I’d try my hand at a “classic painting”. 

  1. It was very hard to color match the hair, and my painting does not do it justice.
  2. This is my FIRST human I’ve painted. It took a while to get the hang of blending skin tones and such. 
  3. I completely failed at recreating the face. They look nothing alike. raychillster is way cuter. :)

wow, this is so amazing. you’re a goddess, thank you!

A Black man holding a wallet is more likely to be shot by the police than a White man holding a gun.

In 2002, a study by Joshua Correll and colleagues, called The Police Officer’s Dilemma, revealed a phenomenon also known as shooter-bias 

The study found that people hesitated longer to shoot an armed white target (and they were more likely to accidentally not shoot). Participants were quicker and more accurate with black armed targets but there were more “false alarms” (shooting them when they were unarmed). These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly

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These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly”

You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s total bullshit. If you’re going to shoot an unarmed black person and then claim to not have discriminatory views …What a crock of shit. 

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Yeah, that’s the most contradictory statement… like, let’s be honest here.

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I think they’re talking about explicit discrimination. It speaks to the implicit bias that is present. But maybe not *shrugs*

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