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Majority of Americans think police treat white people better than black people

Majority of Americans think police treat white people better than black people

A 57% majority of Americans think police generally treat whites better than blacks. Blacks, in particular, say this, at 78%, says the result of a CBS poll. The poll also reveals that most Republicans feel the police treat everyone equally, while among Dems, 80% see differential treatment against black people. The poll surveyed 2,071 US adults. There is a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

Something Witty
Something Witty 5 months

Don’t the stats say that white people get killed more than black people per capita?

Matthew 5 months

I can't imagine why when the news only reports on police brutality of black people...and even when they do that they lie (see Ferguson and hands up don't shoot). For example, did you know a white person in Dallas was killed in the exact same way as George Floyd? There is video of him crying, begging and dying...and then the officers standing over his body making jokes. Did that get coverage? Nope. The actually stats are as follows: for every 10,000 arrests of white people 4 white people are killed, for every 10,000 arrests of black people 3 black people are killed (per a Harvard Study, the FBI crime stats and a UCLA study); a 2016 Harvard study found that black officers are more likely to shoot black suspects than white officers; a mid 2000s study in Virginia found that black drivers were pulled over at a lower rate (when adjusted for their rate of speeding) than white drivers (a year later a Massachusetts study found the same thing); and the NYT published a study in 2016 (a small one though) finding that in similar situations white suspects were more likely to be shot but lesser physical force was used on black suspects more often (it was thought that lesser force was used more often because of the location of the arrest rather than the race of the suspect). Now in the face of these stats it is difficult to maintain the narrative of officers hunting down black Americans. This is good news.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

I don’t believe this poll. It honestly depends on the area and your police department.

Seekster 5 months

This is sad. It shows the campaign of race baiting and misinformation is working.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 5 months

Must be true if most people believe it. Wow I’ve completely changed my opinion now, after all I wouldn’t want to not think what most people do

Ransor 5 months

It feels like polls these days are just a score card that news agencies release periodically to show how well their propaganda campaigns are working.

Jack 5 months

How can the police as a whole be racist if they include black people, asian people etc... I'm sure they are racists within the police, as there are in all spheres of society. However I think it's far more likely that black people cause a larger percentage of crime and are prejudged based on an officer's prior experience. People do that, that's why we don't stick our hands in a fire over and over, we learn from experience. I might be wrong, but seems more realistic to me.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 5 months

Fortunately, in current times, This is untrue, factually. Yes there are absolutely racist cops and people every where, so yes, instances of racism happen. But factually wrong, people are misinformed or mislead. Mob mentality doesn't mean truth.

IIZard 5 months

Dems think there is racism and republicans think there is roughly equal treatment, shocker.

User Inactive
User Inactive 5 months

Being a white person who has experienced police brutality I can attest that nobody seems to care, when a black person experiences police brutality it's because of oppression and the color of their skin, when a white person experiences the same people just assume they had it coming. When we can get past this hypocrisy I'll take your protests seriously...

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 5 months

It's probably true, but nothing to do with race. It's basic human courtesy. If you behave in a civilised manner, you will be treated accordingly. Also, if your demographic commit violent crimes at a staggeringly disproportionate rate...... these blacks need to take some responsibility for their own behaviour. The eternal victim status has gotten them nowhere. It's their violent, handout dependent culture that is the cause.

Shmee 5 months

This just in, a majority of Americans cannot interpret statistics and instead think in generalities conveyed by network news.

John W
John W 5 months

Well if you decide to glorify drug use, pimping, gangs, and shooting other black people in Rap music, then live that glory. How should they expect the police will treat them on average? If you dress, act, glorify criminals, how do you think a police officer may treat you. It's not race but culture. There is definitely a cultural bend towards a self destructive path. The solution is not external, it's internal. If you can't fix that nothing will improve, Look outside at your burntout neighborhoods. At least 50 people were shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. The next day, another 28 were shot, including a 5-year-old girl standing with her family

noonespecific 5 months

It's not surprised when the news starts every story involving a black man and white and with black man killed or white nofficer shots.

Nomad 5 months

Majority of Americans are idiots

John W
John W 5 months

A look at current events.

EnricoLudo 5 months

Republicans live in a parallel universe! no reality nor facts for them!

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 5 months

Again this is a CLASS issue, lower class areas receive harsher policing which results in increased abuses of power.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 5 months

Uh yeah ... So what ppl are now just learning about this? Seriously if it took this long for folks to recognize that's what's going on then we as a collective have a REALLY REALLY big problem and makes me believe we are doomed

Brad 5 months

They do. Oh. That was easy.

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