11 Facts About Racial Discrimination

1. African-Americans comprise 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America.

2. Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of the white people stopped.

3. After being arrested, African Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial in New York.

4. In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.

5. In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

6. In a 2009 report, 2/3 of the criminals receiving life sentences were non-whites. In New York, it is 83%.

7. African Americans make up 57% of the people in state prisons for drug offenses.

8. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded that an African American male born in 2001 had a 32% chance of going to jail in his lifetime, while a Latino male has a 17% chance, and a white male only 6%.

9. In 2012, 51% of Americans expressed anti-black sentiments in a poll; a 3% increase from 2008.

10. A survey in 2011 revealed that 52% of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes.

11. Reports show that nearly 50% of Americans under 18 are minorities. The trend projects a reversal in the population where by 2030, the majority of people under 18 will be of color, and by 2042 nonwhites will be the majority of the U.S. population.

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