8 Eye Opening Studies That Quantify White Privilege Into Undeniable Stats



In the study “The Impact of Race and Jury in Criminal Trials,” researchers Shamena Anwar, Patrick Bayer and Bandi Hjalmarsson for The Quarterly Journal of Economics Advance Access found that the presence of even one or two Blacks in the jury pool results “in significantly higher conviction rates for white defendants and lower conviction rates for Black defendants. Specifically, in cases with no Blacks in the jury pool, Black defendants are convicted at an 81 percent rate and white defendants at a 66 percent rate.” Further, the study shows that when the jury pool includes at least one Black potential juror, conviction rates are almost identical: 71 percent for Black defendants and 73 percent for white defendants.

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