We've all heard about the extreme cases of police racism on the news. Black people are getting murdered by police for no justifiable reason over and over again. What many may not know about is the racism that happens on a daily basis, in the context of minor traffic crimes. According to the Washington Post, black drivers are actually 31% more likely to be pulled over than white drivers for small traffic crimes. Obviously, police officers are consciously or subconsciously picking and choosing who they pull over based on race. If they were not, one race would not be more likely than another to be pulled over.
Further inequality in stops for traffic crime can be seen in the fact that black drivers are more than twice as likely to be subject to a search than white drivers, and almost twice as likely to not be given any reason as to why they were pulled over. Both of these statistics show the breach of civil liberties from black drivers by police. It seems impossible that police have reasonable suspicion to search twice as many blacks than whites, meaning police do not have probable cause to search many of these people and therefore are stripping blacks of their right to privacy. Also, blacks are stripped of their right to haebeus corpus when they are not told why they were pulled over. Furthermore, it is likely that police refuse to tell so many blacks why they pulled them over because the only reason may have been that the driver was "driving while black", a phrase used to describe the "crime" of being black that seems to be the only reason many black drivers are pulled over.