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It’s not a mystery that racism and bigotry are a problem with American police. We know it from their actions. We know it from who they target. We know it from who they shoot and who they take in alive. But a brand new study, the first of its kind, taking a deep dive into the social media posts of thousands of police officers, confirmed what we knew with hardcore data. American police are stone cold bigots. They aren’t the exception. They are the norm. And as a few police departments have started offering what we call implicit bias training, this study proves that implicit bias training won’t work, because hundreds of thousands of American police aren’t implicitly biased, they are explicitly biased. There’s a big difference.
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