“What a terrible question to ask. So are White people. More White people, by the way.”
– President Donald Trump, in response to a question by Catherine Herridge of CBS News of why African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in the U.S.
Statistics show that while more white Americans are killed by the police overall, people of color are killed at higher rates. A federal study that examined lethal force used by police in 17 states from 2009 to 2012 found that a majority of victims were white, but the victims were disproportionately Black. African-Americans had a fatality rate at the hands of police officers that was 2.8 times as high as that of white people.