Law enforcement declares March “racial introspection month”
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Monday, President Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Sheriff's Association issued a joint memo to law enforcement agencies across America declaring March "racial introspection month."
During the first presidential debate, while President Clinton argued that “implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police,” she promised to overhaul the justice system, saying it was partially responsible for the "systemic racism" that blacks experience in America.
On Monday, Clinton said that as a white person, she hopes "that white people finally check their privilege and stop senselessly killing young black men."
Since George Zimmerman was acquited of killing 14-year-old Travyon Martin, a lot of academic research has emerged supporting "implicit bias" theory when it comes to policing. According to the New York-based Think Tank, the Center for Policing Equity, which analyzed data from police departments across the country, police are 3.6 times more likely to use force against blacks than against whites.
A study by Harvard University professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. found that blacks are 50 percent more likely to suffer nonlethal uses of force at the hands of police, for instance, being handcuffed, pushed to the ground or subjected to pepper spray.