Bennett Haselton writes: A editorial with 24,000 Facebook shares highlights the differences
in public reaction to two nearly identical breastfeeding photos,
one showing a black woman and one showing a white woman, each
breastfeeding an infant. The editorial decries the outrage
provoked by the black woman's photo compared to the mild reaction
elicited by the white woman's photo, and attributes the difference
to racism. I tried an experiment using Amazon's Mechanical Turk
to test that theory.
Read on to see the kind of results Bennett found.