Research found judgments of a public figure who tweeted racist statements in the past were less harsh when more time had passed and when the public figure was younger at the time. Also, liberals allowed less forgiving of anti-Black tweets, while conservatives were less forgiving of anti-White ones.

Research found judgments of a public figure who tweeted racist statements in the past were less harsh when more time had passed and when the public figure was younger at the time. Also, liberals allowed less forgiving of anti-Black tweets, while conservatives were less forgiving of anti-White ones.