race disparity

D.C.’s Race Disparity in Marijuana Charges Is Getting Worse

April 28, 2013
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2013/04/22/d-c-s-race-disparity-in-marijuana-charges-is-getting-worse/
CityPaper
According to arrest numbers obtained from the Metropolitan Police Department and crunched by a statistician, between 2005 and 2011, D.C. cops filed 30,126 marijuana offense charges. A staggering number of those—27,560, or 91 percent—were filed against African-Americans. Only 2,097 were filed against whites. Folklore contends that pot-arrest asymmetries are about Blacks smoking outside and getting their getting their pot on street corners. Recent studies contradict that.