Racial Bias in Police Stops and Searches

Leftists often argue that police disproportionately stop and search black people and that this is evidence of racial bias in our criminal justice system and our society more broadly. In this post I will argue that this conclusion is not justified by the available evidence. New York Pedestrian Stops The research most often cited by … Continue reading Racial Bias in Police Stops and Searches

Inheritance and Racial Inequality

Sometimes, leftists will argue that contemporary racial differences in wealth and income are due to differences in the amount of wealth that people inherit from their parents. In this post, I'll argue that this probably isn't true. This will go over some of the same material as my article on slavery and modern racial inequality, … Continue reading Inheritance and Racial Inequality

“Lived Experience” is Not Evidence

When discussing the prevalence of discrimination, those calming that discrimination is rampant sometimes appeal to their "lived experience" as evidence for their view. Moreover, if statistical evidence is marshaled which suggests that discrimination is not prevalent, some people will take offense and claim that you are invalidating their lived experience. Traditionally, this kind of thinking … Continue reading “Lived Experience” is Not Evidence