Sandra Bland and "driving while black": Federal data shows big racial gap in traffic stops

Was Sandra Bland a victim of "driving while black"? That's what some people suggested on social media after watching the dashcam video of the 28-year-old woman's arrest, which shows a routine traffic stop for a minor violation — failing to signal while changing lanes — escalate into a struggle and arrest.

With #SandraBland and #SamuelDubose, hard to deny driving while black is more dangerous. Research seems to agree: http://t.co/k7tw6s7hPX

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