Rhea Boyd MD, MPH+ Your Authors @RheaBoydMD A pediatrician and hopeful participant in democracy. Trying to do the right thing by the children of the world, one day at a time. Jun. 23, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Dope paper alert! Shout out @jfeldman_epi

This paper looks at racial AND class inequities in police killings and finds that poor and Black folks have the highest rates.

I'm going to highlight the paper's amazing charts to break down its main points.


Overall, the poorer census tract, the higher the rate of police killing.

This is true for every racial group studied but especially profound for Black folks.

If you look close, every Black census tract, regardless of income, had the highest rates of police violence.

This chart is so telling!

Of the Black folks studied, the largest proportion lived in the poorest census tract. Latinx populations followed a similar pattern, though not as extreme.

BUT the opposite was true for white folks, who predominantly lived in the richest census tracts.

When they controlled for income it erased the racial difference in police killings for Latinx folks who then had *lower* rates of police killings than white folks.

Yet a residual and significant disparity still existed for Black folks. (ie Racism persists independent of income)

Great work @jfeldman_epi! Always lovely reading and learning from your work!!

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