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Baker Cafe: Are Police Killings of Civilians Racially Biased?

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 am | Virtual Forum

Police in the United States kill more than a thousand residents every year.  Many claim these deaths are racially biased: police are disproportionately much more likely to kill Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people than White and Asian people.  However, while some studies demonstrate that the racial divide in deaths is stark, other studies demonstrate that there is no racial bias, or even that police might be most likely to kill White people.  How can this be? 

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. Dr. Stephanie Bohon will discuss the various methods for accounting for police-caused killings and how these methods yield different results with regard to racial bias.  

This virtual event is free and open to the public. The zoom meeting link can be found here. 

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:00pm

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Diversity & Inclusion, Career & Employment, Law & Policy


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


police, bias, police brutality

Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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Elizabeth Woody

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