Sta­tis­tics don’t back Black Lives claims

NOW Magazine - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

Re Black Lives Mat­ter To Re­ceive Race Re­la­tions Award From The City, by Paul Nguyen (NOW, July 13).

Sta­tis­tics in one Har­vard study of Houston in­di­cate that even though the African-Amer­i­can pop­u­la­tion is more likely to have in­ter­ac­tions with po­lice, Blacks are 23.8 per cent less likely [than whites] to be shot and killed by po­lice. This makes me won­der what the agenda of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment re­ally is. Is this move­ment part of a dys­func­tional gen­er­a­tion that wants in­stant recog­ni­tion?

The Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment is sta­tis­ti­cally not jus­ti­fied.

Cyn­thia Souza From now­toronto.com

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