Monday, November 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sebastian Prevot watched helplessly as three police officers advanced on his wife. Prevot was handcuffed and bleeding in the back of a cop car. Half of his left ear dangled where it had been torn from his head. The Houston Police Department doesn’t deny that its officers gave Prevot these injuries during a late-night arrest in January 2012. The only dispute is whether he earned them.
Data from U.S. government sources show a mixed picture of the racial and ethnic gaps among whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics over the past several decades. We’ve tracked and categorized the areas where the white-black racial gap has narrowed, widened or remained roughly the same. Hispanic and Asian data is also included in years available. Our full report, “King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities” and graphic slideshow of key findings present full results from our demographic analysis and August 2013 survey on the topic of racial equality.