04 Mar '15, 5pm

New Post - But it’s not about race…right?

Today the Justice Department released a report showing that between 2012 and 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri used force almost exclusively on its black residents. But it’s not about race….right? Though a third of Ferguson residents are white, blacks accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. But it’s not about race…right? The report found that a black driver who was pulled over was twice as likely to be searched by police as a white driver, even though searches of white drivers were more likely to turn up drugs or illegal weapons. But it’s not about race... right? In an email, a Ferguson city official predicted that President Obama would not retain his office long because “what black man holds a steady job for years?” But it’s not about race...right? Another email suggested that a good way to curb crime would be for black...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/ferguson-justice-departme...

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