I chose this article because it relates to the topics that we have been covering throughout the class. It is called “The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black .” This article focuses on how non whites are treated worse during a routine stop by police officers than white people are. The article talks about how a twenty six year old black man, was driving his younger brother to his hair cut class and on the way they were pulled over for mirror infractions and expired plates. Being a nervous black man the younger brother did not know what to do and decided to get out of the car. His brother tried to stop him and the officer immediately stunned him with a taser and dragged him from his seat, smashing his face to the ground. After the officer decided that they weren’t enough of a “threat,” they let the man go with four four traffic tickets, assault on an officer (which was later dismissed), a chipped tooth and split lip. This was all from a routine traffic stop. Now both of the brothers do not drive the vehicle without a pocket video camera and a business card for legal help. The article goes on to talk about how black people are stopped and searched more than twice as often as white people. A national study also shows that in North Carolina white and black people use marijuana at nearly the same rate yet black people are arrested for possession five times more often than whites. The attorney general of of Missouri says that “they have been collecting data now for fifteen years and says that the differences between how whites and blacks are treated during traffic stop are bigger than ever.” It hurts my heart hearing that it is worse than it has ever been, but it seems to be true.