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New Racial Bias Study Yields Surprising Results

Tensions between people of color and police have reached an all-time high. Many social activists have participated in demonstrations that are very critical of law enforcement agencies. Critics have claimed that police are more likely to shoot and kill a minority than they are a white person, so one research organization took on a project to see how bad things were. The results were jaw-dropping.

According to a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, police do not kill more black people than white people. It only appears that black people are being unjustly targeted because when a black person dies at the hands of police, there is more media attention and more emotional outbursts.

“On the most extreme use of force — officer-involved shootings — we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., a Harvard professor who also happens to be black. He called the data ‘the most surprising result of my career.’

Fryer says that white people are much more likely to die at the hands of police than minorities. However, minorities are more likely to experience physical interactions with police.

“It is plausible that racial differences in lower level uses of force are simply a distraction and movements such as Black Lives Matter should seek solutions within their own communities rather than changing the behaviors of police and other external forces,” concluded Fryer.

Source: Mad World News
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