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    New Evidence on Race and Police Bias

    Even the author was surprised. As Americans grapple with the deaths of two African-Americans in police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the Dallas ambush that killed five police officers and wounded seven, a new study by Harvard professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. finds some racial bias in police treatment of Black citizens — but “no racial differences” in police shootings. Fryer, who is Black, called his findings “the most surprising result of my career.” Meanwhile, in a speech at Hillsdale College, the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald argues that “no government agency [is] more dedicated to the ideas that black lives matter than the police.”

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