Right from the top, Police need to quit abusing their authority and the brutality has got to be brought to an end. But, are Black people killed by Police more than any other race? Maybe, maybe not.
As of July 2016, White Americans are the racial majority. African Americans are the largest racial minority, comprising an estimated 13% of the population. Hispanic and Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority, comprising an estimated 18% of the population.
Self-identified race: Percent of population
Black or African American: 12.6%
Native Americans and Alaska Natives: 0.9%
What this says is the White race was 72.4% in 2016. But this figure includes Whites from every corner of the U.S. Blacks only make up 12.6% of the U.S. population and a majority of Black people live in our cities or nearby suburbs. This is not true for all Black people but it is true of most.
The ethnic composition of the population of Oakland, CA is composed of 124k White Alone residents (29%), 114k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.5%), 97.6k Black or African American Alone residents (22.7%), 65.2k Asian Alone residents (15.2%), 22.3k Two or More Races residents (5.19%), 2.98k Native Hawaiian & Other …
Oakland, CA | Data USA
In fact there are many cities across the U.S. that have African-American majority populations. If the killings of Black people by Police is within these cities, the percentage relevant to how many killed by race needs to be recalculated to demonstrate accurate figures. You cannot base this calculation on a nationwide demographic when the locations of the killings are areas of possibly more than 50% populated by Blacks.
In 2017 Police killed 457 Whites, 223 Blacks, 179 Hispanics, 44 Others,and 84 Unknowns. In 2018: 399 Whites, 209 Blacks, 148 Hispanics, 36 Others, and 204 Unknowns. In 2019: 370 Whites, 235 Blacks, 39 Others, and 202 Unknowns. As of June 4th of this year: 172 Whites, 88 Blacks, 57 Hispanics, 14 Others, and 98 Unknowns. Calculated: 1398 Whites, 755 Blacks, 542 Hispanic, 133 Others, and 588 Unknowns. Clearly more Whites are killed by Police than any other race. And, if a majority of these killings are in the same cities as Black people are being killed by police, the assumption that the national percentage of White people would not be applicable and such requires recalculation based on the applicable demographics.
I do not mean to take anything away from the Black Lives Matter folks, but aren’t there a lot more than Black people being killed here? And if the proper numbers be used in the calculations, Black may actually be being treated like all the other races. This does not mean that Blacks are not being treated poorly. It means ALL RACES ARE BEING TREATED POORLY and it has to stop. This is not a situation in which the races should argue, but a situation in which all the races should unite for change.
Of larger concern is the failure of Government to address this matter as I have. I have used data readily available on the Internet for my findings. Anyone that wants the truth can find it easily So, what is preventing our elected officials from doing the research as I have? Could it be they fear racial unification for a cause . . .