White racial misperceptions affect cops, courts, prisons

https://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_Race_and_Punishment.pdf Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded. "Whether acting on their own implicit biases or bowing to political exigency, policymakers have fused crime and race in their policy initiatives and statements. They have crafted harsh sentencing laws that impact all Americans and disproportionately incarcerate people of color," said Nazgol Ghandnoosh, a research analyst at the Sentencing Project and one of the authors of the new report, "Race [...]