NPR’s investigation of Philando Castile’s driving history tells the perfect data story — uncovering a pattern of system failure that apparently is common in America, where it’s seemingly a crime to drive while black. Before being murdered by a police … Continue reading The driving life and death of Philando Castile

But you’re still way more likely to get shot as a black man in the States, because of that inconvenient adjustment for population. 

Harvard economist Roland G. Fryer Jr came up with a very different result to the narrative that African Americans are more likely to be shot, claiming quite the opposite.

This study doesn’t mess around. The title is A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011–2014, and you can tell from that alone that it’s just going to be awesome. … Continue reading And then there’s these guys

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