One public perception that seeks to exterminate the Black boys. "Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection," study author Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA told the American Psychological Association. "Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent." "While this study is new territory for psychologists, it is just the latest in a string of evidence that shows how black people are perceived differently in the public eye. During the murder trial of George Zimmerman last summer, Jason Silverstein wrote a piece for Slate emphasizing a percieved racial empathy gap in America. He cited research showing that people who watched others undergo a painful experience felt that pain more acutely themselves when the victim was white rather than black. It's not that black people's pain gets disregarded by others, he points out, "The problem is that the pain isn't even felt."' http://www.policymic.com/articles/8...ves-that-cops-view-black-children-differently Is it really about race? You bet ya. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/yes-it-is-about-race_b_4948342.html This all speaks to the objectification of Black people and the continuation in American society as a permanent fixture. To even quote cold statistics is a form of objectification.