Racial Relations Between The Police And Minority Communities Essay

1511 WordsDec 2, 20167 Pages
Do relations between the police and minority and the police and non-minority communities differ, how, and for what reasons?" If the question is posed to the minority communities and the non-minority communities than the resounding answer would be “yes!” One persistent in the argument over policing and racial relations in America is how differently this issue is looked at by blacks and whites. Pew Research Center polling has continually found that blacks and whites have very different views about many sides of race all together— from trust in the police to advances on racial equality. In one example, 48% of whites said quite a bit of progress has been made since 1963, compared with 32% of blacks, according to a 2013 survey conducted just before the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. But compare those views with the views on how police deal with minorities in a survey shortly after the Ferguson shooting when 80% of blacks said the incident brought up important issues about race. Whereas only 37% of whites thought the same. In yet another poll in which blacks told of less trust than whites in local police to treat both races equally. About (71%) expressed a great deal or fair amount of trust in local police to treat blacks and whites equally, compared with just 36% of blacks. Those dissimilarities were long-standing: The differences were similarly wide when the question was asked in 2009 and 2007. Blacks and whites differed on other methods of
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