Eugene Borgida
Professor of Psychology and Law

Prof. Borgida Quoted in Pioneer Press on Implicit Racial Bias

Professor Eugene Borgida was quoted in the Pioneer Press on implicit racial bias in the treatment of a man accused of trespass in a public area of the St. Paul skyway system, subjected to Taser, and taken to jail—all while waiting to pick up his children. Borgida comments, "One of the issues here for me is what is driving these officers to...quickly escalate in their rhetoric and actions... This is not a guy...doing anything illegal... But people of color daily experience these kinds of aggression..."