A new study illuminates the very real dangers of literally "walking while black."

In addition to rogue police officers targeting people of color on the street, a recent study from Portland State University found that drivers are less likely to stop for black pedestrians.

The study, a follow-up from one conducted in 2014, administered tests using identically dressed black and white volunteers attempting to cross the same intersection. The 2014 study revealed black male pedestrians waited 32% longer than white male pedestrians for cars to stop. The 2017 research expanded on these tests to include black and white women and marked versus unmarked crosswalks.  

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Before you cross: Look left, look right, and definitely don't forget to look down.

All photos by Christo Guelov.

An artist named Christo Guelov has created these eye-popping crosswalks all over the city of Madrid.

The dazzling creations are part art installation, part safety feature.

Guelov used simple geometric designs and saturated colors to bring vibrancy to the urban landscape.

He said his initial goal was "the intervention of public space."

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