Election 2016

This Study on Race and Policing Is Fascinating for Many Reasons

esquire.comA Harvard economist named Roland Fryer, Jr. may or may not know this, but he’s managed to step, yes, from the frying pan into the fire. As The New York Times explains, Fryer decided to go data-diving into the numbers regarding the possible racial disparities in law enforcement, especially in the fatal shooting by police officers of their fellow citizens. The results are fascinating, scary, and more than a little surprising.

In brief, it seems that African-American citizens are far more likely to be harassed, stopped, bullied, assaulted, and beaten by the police, but less likely to be shot by them than white citizens are. From the Times:

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