Statistics say driving while black is real
September 9, 2014 11:25 PM Subscribe
The Justice Department statistics, based on the Police-Public Contact Survey, show that "relatively more black drivers (12.8%) than white (9.8%) and Hispanic (10.4%) drivers were pulled over in a traffic stop during their most recent contact with police." Or, to frame it another way: A black driver is about 31 percent more likely to be pulled over than a white driver, or about 23 percent more likely than a Hispanic driver. "Driving while black" is, indeed, a measurable phenomenon.The Washington Post's Christopher Ingraham looks at the recently released statistics about traffic stops and whether people are pulled over for driving while black.
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