8 Eye Opening Studies That Quantify White Privilege Into Undeniable Stats

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According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three Black men, can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. African-Americans have a disproportionate number of encounters with law enforcement, indicating that racial profiling continues to be a problem, as the Justice Department pointed out in its investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. Those findings are not limited just to Ferguson; it’s happening all over the country. A report by the Department of Justice found that Blacks and Hispanics were approximately three times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop than white motorists. African-Americans were twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police. Blacks make up 60 percent of those in prison, but just 30 percent of the population. You do the math.

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