Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science, UC Irvine, [writes]: To quantify this double standard in deservingness we embedded an experiment in a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. We asked half of our respondents if they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: “Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.” The other half of the sample was provided with the exact same statement, except we changed “blacks” to “average Americans” − a group that psychology research shows is implicitly synonymous with being white. The results show a very strong public divide in the perceived deservingness of average Americans and African Americans ….

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