This New Study Claims There’s Racial Bias in Police Use of Force, But Not Shootings

Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. These names, along with many more, have helped Americans wake up to the racism inherent in our justice system. The killings last week of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling have left the country outraged, protesting and calling for change. Yet, in the midst of this, some interesting information has emerged. The New York Times reported a study by Harvard economics professor, Roland G. Fryer, who examined 1,000 police shootings in major cities, and supposedly found that there is no racial disparity in police shootings—but there is in use of force. It’s an interesting finding that deserves a closer look.

Read more at Her Campus.


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