Race Inequality in Black and White

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

Percentage of white people who believe black people are treated less fairly by police: 50

Percentage of black people who believe black people are treated less fairly by police: 84

Percentage of white people who believe black people are treated less fairly in court: 43

Percentage of black people who believe black people are treated less fairly in court: 75

Percentage of white people who believe black people are treated less fairly in the workplace: 22

Percentage of black people who believe black people are treated less fairly in the workplace: 64

Percentage of white people who believe black people are treated less fairly when voting or attempting to vote: 20

Percentage of black people who believe black people are treated less fairly when voting or attempting to vote: 43

White Americans who think race relations are generally good: 46%

White Americans who think race relations are generally bad: 45%

Black Americans who think race relations are generally good: 34%

White Americans who think race relations are generally bad: 61%

White Americans believe Obama’s Presidency made race relations worse (32%) while Black Americans believe it made them better (51%).

Note

These figures include only non-Hispanic black and white Americans.

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Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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