Obama talks about the racial disparity in US

Obama talks about the racial disparity in US

US President Barack Obama said Friday that Americans should feel outraged at episodes of police brutality since they're rooted in long-simmering racial discord.

According to him the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are "tragedies"  but demanded that the country as a whole "do better.”

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Here are five things Obama said about the indiscreet shooting of blacks in the US;

1 African Americans are 30% more likely than whites to be pulled over

2 After being pulled over, Africa Americans are three times more likely go be searched.

3 Last year (2015) African Americans where shot by police, at more than twice the radar at whites.

4 African American are arrested at twice the rate of whites

5 African American defendants are 75% more likely to be charged with offences carrying mandatory minimums.

6 The African American make up more than half the incarcerated population.

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