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Study Finds Drivers Less Likely To Stop At Crosswalk When Pedestrians Are Black05:45

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Pedestrians use the crosswalk at U Street in lighter then normal traffic in Washington in March 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)closemore
Pedestrians use the crosswalk at U Street in lighter then normal traffic in Washington in March 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

A new study from the University of Nevada Las Vegas finds that black pedestrians are twice as likely as white pedestrians to be passed by vehicles while waiting to cross the street at a crosswalk.

The findings mirror those from an earlier study by researchers at Portland State University and the University of Arizona.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kimberly B. Kahn, associate professor of social psychology at Portland State University, about the original study and some new findings.

Correction: An earlier version of this post attributed research to the incorrect university. We regret the error.

This segment aired on March 24, 2017.

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