For affluent blacks, wealth doesn't stop racial profiling

Thursday, July 14, 2016
CNN Money

"Data has repeatedly shown that blacks are more likely than whites to be pulled over for minor traffic violations, stopped and frisked or incarcerated. According to a database that tracks police shootings by The Washington Post, blacks are 2.5 times as likely as whites to be shot and killed by police.

While there is very little data on the intersection of wealth and incarceration, one study from Duke University and The New School for Social Research showed that blacks with a higher net worth than whites were almost always more likely to be incarcerated. Only those blacks that had a net worth of more than $68,700 were slightly less likely than whites of the same net worth to be incarcerated."

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