The Broad Gulf Between What Happens to Black People and How America Reacts

By Philip Bump, The Washington Post

White Americans often criticize the Black Lives Matter movement and rarely believe that use of force the police is a serious problem. Their lack of perception of police violence is a reflection of their privileged treatment. Compared to white Americans, black Americans are three times as likely to be threatened or assaulted by police officer and twice as likely to be shot by a police officers. To add to this, police killings tend to occur in nonwhite neighborhoods, further distancing white America from their reality.

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