Racial Bias Is No ‘False Alarm’ in Policing

April 30, 2024


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A new U-M study analyzed data from 98 million traffic stops to investigate racial bias in policing. The study looks at the discrepancy between the rate at which white and Black drivers were wrongfully stopped and searched. The findings suggest that innocent Black drivers were likely to be searched about 3.4 to 4.5 percent of the time while innocent white drivers were likely to be searched about 1.9 to 2.7 percent of the time. Read about the methodology and other key takeaways in this article from the Institute for Social Research.

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