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The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments

Date: September 5, 2014 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Story Source: NY Times By JEREMY ASHKENAS and HAEYOUN PARK In hundreds of police departments across the country, the percentage of whites on the force is more than 30 percentage points higher than in the communities they serve, according to an analysis of a government survey of police departments. Minorities make up a quarter of police forces, according to the 2007 …