Walking While Black

Number 28512
Subject Racial Disparities
Source ProPublica
Year 2018
Publication Date November 2017 — April 2018
Summary “Walking While Black,” a meticulously researched and powerful reporting project, showed Jacksonville's enforcement of pedestrian violations to be racially disproportionate. Using hard-won data from a variety of local and state agencies, Topher Sanders and Ben Conarck, both veterans of reporting in Jacksonville, showed the disparities across every category of pedestrian tickets in Duval County. They then found those ticketed, and chronicled the impact — on their driver’s licenses, on their credit ratings, on their day to day ability to work and raise families in a city notorious for its lack of adequate pedestrian infrastructure.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords ProPublica, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, black, race, police, disparities, Duval County, tickets, pedestrian, enforcement
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