From the rose garden Donald Trump tells the public that whites are killed more often by the police than Black people. White people are 60.4% of the U.S. population.  Black people are 13.4% of the US population.  This means that only when the proportion of those killed to the overall population is not taken into account could this statement be true.  Blacks are disproportionately killed by the police more often than any other race/ethnic group, including whites.

Our data in POLICING BLACK BODIES show that when you compare police killings of Black men v. white men the differences are huge. Black men are more than three times more likely than white men to be killed by police.

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