Times are hard, resources are scarce and you’re broke.
Now, imagine you’ve been given a limited amount of money to distribute among a small group of people. The faces above.
How do you split up the funds?
This is a question at the center of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Amy R. Krosch and David M. Amodio of New York University set out to determine whether connections exist between economic scarcity and how individuals perceive race. The results form a grim but unsurprising conclusion:
The link is real. And it’s bad news for black people.