Across the country, law-abiding black and Hispanic drivers are left frightened and humiliated after being stopped by police, who too often see them as criminals. Listen as individuals across the country share their stories.
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A disproportionate share of the estimated 20 million police traffic stops in the United States each year involve black drivers, even though they are no more likely to break traffic laws than whites. And black and Hispanic motorists are more likely than whites to be searched by police, although they are no more likely to be carrying contraband. Across the country, law-abiding black and Hispanic drivers are left frightened and humiliated after being stopped by police, who too often see them as criminals. Such treatment leaves minorities feeling violated, angry, and wary of police and their motives. Listen as individuals across the country share their stories.
Read the full April 2018 article on traffic stops, “For Black Motorists, a Never-Ending Fear of Being Stopped,” and check out the full National Geographic special issue on race.
The Constant Fear of Driving While Black | National Geographic