Police killings of black people have left many outraged over what appears to be a pattern of racially discriminatory violence. It's a complicated issue, and it's important to understand the facts and the human consequences. According to the Center for Policing Equity, police use force against black Americans at a rate 3.6 times higher than that of white Americans, and 2.5 times higher than the overall rate for all Americans.
To bring you these and other facts that can help inform your 2016 election decisions, Mic and Spotify have partnered to bring you Clarify, a weekly audio and video series exploring the key issues in this election that matter most to young people. Hosted by best-selling author and former Daily Show producer Baratunde Thurston, Clarify features real conversations with policy experts, Mic journalists and some of today's hottest musicians, including Diplo, Prophets of Rage, Talib Kweli and more.
In this episode, Baratunde talks with hip-hop artist Vic Mensa, NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond and Mic senior correspondent Darnell Moore about their first encounters with police and the criminal justice system.
For more on issues including student debt, immigration, civil rights and other critically important policy matters, watch and listen at Spotify.com/Clarify.