We asked millennials questions to find out if they’d hypothetically take a million dollars, even if that meant that a random child would die.
Over 5,000 millennials across the country voted on the polls, with one catch. Half of the users got a poll that said “child” while the other half got a poll with only one simple addition —“African child”.
Surprisingly, 27% of students would take the money and kill the kid.
Shockingly, 37% would take the money if the child were African.
Yep, you read that right. Respondents were 10% more likely to kill the child if the wording of the question read, “African child.”
This poll suggests that college student hold an unconscious racist bias—whether they know it or not.