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Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2013

Trayvon Martin case brings ‘The Color of Crime’ report back to headlines

The George Zimmerman verdict has caused heated comments, tweets and remarks on race, crime and justice in the US.

Now race and crime analysis has become the topic of discussion and the New Century Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1994 to study immigration and race relations so as to better understand the consequences of America’s increasing diversity, may become front and center.

Their 2005 report discovered taht police and the justice system are not biased against minorities with blacks seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

Moreover, the report details how blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.

Shocking stats of blacks vs. whites (even though Zimmerman is not white) shows: Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery. Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/colorofcrime2005.pdf

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Racist poster from 1866  - Library of Congress

Racist poster from 1866 – Library of Congress

 

http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.pdf

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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