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Old 10-11-2014, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
According to a study from ProPublica, young black males are a whopping 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police than young white males.
Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
Any comments on this study? Is this surprising to anyone? Any problems with the data (other than that there's not a whole lot of it)?
Not surprising. I wonder if things are getting worse or better, though. And it would be nice to see it broken down by state. It's also interesting to note that of the people killed by black police officers, almost 80% are black.

But there can be no doubt that we have, somehow, created a society where young black men are seen as a threat. How we undo that, I just don't know.