Are Blacks killed more often by police? U.S. arrest-related deaths by race

The death of George Floyd is just one of numerous recent, high-profile deaths of Black citizens at the hands of the police. While the overall number of U.S. citizens who die in police custody, or in the process of being put into custody, is dishearteningly high, the question is whether there is a notable differenceContinue reading “Are Blacks killed more often by police? U.S. arrest-related deaths by race”

U.S. prisoners by race

According to the Bureau of Justice, in 2018, there were more than 1.2 million prisoners in state and federal prisons. Of those, 465,200 were Black, 430,500 were White, and 330,200 were Hispanic. In order to fully appreciate this data, it’s helpful to know the breakdown of the total U.S. population by race. While the majorityContinue reading “U.S. prisoners by race”