An Absolute Test of Racial Prejudice

Disparities along racial and ethnic lines persist across domains

Philip Marx

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Disparities along racial and ethnic lines persist across domains
  • This article introduces an absolute test for identifying prejudice in the presence of statistical discrimination
  • The model and test generalize and unify the existing literature, and the test can be partially extended to the setting where officers vary in the quality of their information, or discernment
  • Higher discernment generates an expansion of the frontier, and a version of the test remains valid for more discerning officers
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