Roland Fryer: "I have led two starkly different lives—that of a Southern black boy who ... knows what it’s like to swallow the bitter pill of police brutality, and that of an economics nerd who believes in the power of data to inform effective policy."
My colleague Roland Fryer in WSJ: "My work on racial differences in police use of force has been ... misused by people on both sides of the ideological aisle... The truth is enough to justify sweeping reform." via
Harvard economist finds bias in use of non-lethal force against blacks - even those in compliance with police commands. But no bias in use of lethal force against blacks.
Harvard economist Roland G. Fryer Jr.: “No matter how we analyzed the data, we found no racial differences in [police] shootings overall, in any city in particular, or in any subset of the data.”
My work on racial differences in police use of force has been widely misrepresented and misused by people on both sides of the ideological aisle, writes Roland G. Fryer Jr. of
There are racial differences in use of nonlethal force, but not in officer-involved shootings, writes Roland G. Fryer Jr.
Exhibit One, economists work on race is misinterpreted because it is obfuscates the obvious. This piece highlights the extreme: My work on racial differences in police use of force by Roland G. Fryer Jr. of via
Fryer on race and policing
It’s bad but complicated.
My work on racial differences in police use of force has been widely misrepresented and misused by people on both sides of the ideological aisle, writes Roland G. Fryer Jr. of via
Harvard's Roland Fryer in WSJ: "My work on racial differences in police use of force has been widely misrepresented and misused by people on both sides of the ideological aisle" via
"The truth is enough to justify sweeping reform." Correct on so many issues where preposterous exaggeration rules debate via
Roland Fryer on the stats of police brutality in the US. Even after controlling for compliance, black people are 21% more likely to suffer police brutality than whites; but there appear to be no racial differences in officer-involved shootings.
"We do ourselves a disservice in the battle against racial inequality if we don’t adhere to rigorous standards of evidence, if we cherry-pick data based on our preconceptions. The truth is enough to justify sweeping reform," writes Roland G. Fryer Jr.
There are racial differences in use of nonlethal force, but not in officer-involved shootings, writes Roland Fryer via
What the Data Say About Police There are racial differences in use of nonlethal force, but not in officer-involved shootings.
What the Data Say About Police - WSJ
What the Data Say About Police - WSJ
Powerful, careful and important piece that should be read by all. "My work on racial differences in police use of force has been widely misrepresented and misused by people on both sides of the ideological aisle," says Roland G. Fryer Jr. of
"...we do ourselves a disservice in the battle against racial inequality if we don't adhere to rigorous standards of evidence, if we cherry-pick data based on our preconceptions. The truth is enough to justify sweeping reform."