HungryHobo wrote:gmalivuk wrote: despite having a 37% lower chance of being found with contraband.)
Could you give the cite for that?
Because if it's the one I'm thinking of it had the unfortunate property of basing their figures on self reporting. ie: did the police stop you? "yes" did they find anything on you? "no, of course not"
This is relevant because self reporting is not consistent across race for various reasons.One possible explanation the authors bring up is that previous research has shown black drivers who have received traffic violations are less likely than whites who have received traffic violations to admit to having received them on anonymous research surveys. For example, among North Carolina drivers known to have received tickets, 75% of whites admitted it on a survey compared to 66% of blacks (Pfaff-Wright, Tomaskovic-Devey, 2000). Comparisons of several different surveys of drug use find that “nonreporting of drug use is twice as common among blacks and Hispanics as among whites” (Mensch and Kandel).
Since much of the “contraband” these surveys were asking about was, in fact, drugs, this seems pretty relevant.
I know in Real Life, 3D a White Guy that was stopped in one of those Land Locked States with 35 Pounds of Marijuana, before Marijuana was Legal.
I had heard Rumors. Rumors are fun, yet Rumors are often based on a very small seed of Truth. Like a Pearl.
I like Pearls.
I like Rumors.
I met the Man.
I waited as long as I could.
When he seemed relaxed and no one else was around,
I told him I had heard a Rumor. I asked."Is it True?"
He did not hesitate.
I was off by one pound.
I laughed and so did he.
That was The Most Frightening Experiences of his Life.
That is a Man that dresses up like a Seal and jumps into Shark infested waters.
He is a convicted Felon.
That colors his life and the territory between his ears.
It cost him.
He was able, as an Adult Man, to call his Mom.
His Mom came, a-Running, with a Check Book in hand.
I spoke to that same man on a different occasion.
We were talking about a different legal matter.
He said, "It helps to be White and Middle Class."
There was a great deal left unsaid before and after that one sentence.
Of Course! It helps to be Middle Class!
It helps More to be Upper Middle Class!
It helps even More to be Rich!
Why the Hell did he even Bother saying White??
The color of Privilege is Green!
The Legal System in that Land Locked State did not care what Color his Mom was.
It cared about how much Money his Mom had.
OK! OK! It would have cost Mike Brown's Mom more than it cost Shark Bait's Mom.
Money buys representation! At every-fucking-level in the US.