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What Happens When A White Guy Tries To Steal A Car And What Happens When A Black Guy Tries

YouTube channel Simple Misfits conducted a little social experiment: a white guy tried to steal a car — and then a black guy did. Both fake perpetrators tried to jimmy the locks, and the car alarms sounded.

Depressingly, stereotypes persisted. After half an hour, many people, including a police officer, completely ignored the white “criminal.” But the black man ended up in handcuffs within two minutes.

For the record, whites committed 64% of motor vehicle theft in 2011, while blacks were responsible for only 33.9%, according to FBI statistics.

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