How about a statistical reality check: 4% of black killings are at the hands of police (compared to 10% of white homicides are by law enforcement). If you want to do the math, divide 500/5500 (white), and divide 250/7500 (black). Numbers are backed by The Washington Post, The Guardian, and FBI’s Uniform Crime Statistics. In The Guardian (1146) and The Washington Post (984), roughly 50% were white, 25% were black, and 10% were unarmed. Hon-Hispanic Whites are 63% of the US population, and African-Americans make up a little less than 13%. So yes, there’s a “disparity” from that viewpoint.

But here’s where context matters: Blacks and whites interact with law enforcement at around the same percentage in key areas (both are around 40% of those incarcerated and 40% of “violent crime” arrests), but whites are TWICE as likely to be killed by police, 500 to 250, roughly.

Read more here to see how in Chicago, police are killing 4x less than the rest of the country, despite the news:

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David Shuey

David Shuey

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.