Are Blacks treated less fair than Whites?

A Pew Research survey polled people asked people whether they believed Blacks are treated less fair than Whites.  Apparently most people believe they are.  I am prone to believe there are more isolated anecdotal incidents than wholesale unfairness.  But even in many of the cases, I don’t think it’s so much because of race than it is other factors.

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One factor that is rarely taken into account is personal presentation. For example, the young Black men in Fig 1 will be treated similarly to the young White men in Fig 1a.  Whereas the young Black men in Fig 2 will be treated similarly to the group of young White men in Fig 2a.

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So I’m curious to know what readers think.  In each of the categories Pew asked about, do you think Blacks are treated less fair than whites?

  • Dealing with police
  • In courts
  • On the job
  • In stores and restaurants
  • In public schools
  • Getting healthcare
  • When voting

In what ways would Blacks be treated less fair?  Or in other words, how would Whites be treated more fairly, what benefits do Whites receive?

Any Thoughts?

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