How Does Racial Bias Play Out in Policing?
Recent events across the nation, and a report from the US Justice Department conncerning policing in Baltimore, have led many to feel vindicated in their assertions of biased policing. In particular, men of color have been victimized by police in terms of being stopped, searched, arrested, assaulted and sometimes killed. Women have not been exempt from this treatment. Traffic stops, excessive force, and unreasonable searches all contribute to the atmosphere of mistrust between police and communities of color. For a police perspective, read an article in The Police Chief, an on-line magazine here. For a discussion of implicit bias, read this article in Time Magasine here. To take the implicit bias test, gohere. Read more here.