Traffic Stops in Black and White – A Lecture by Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner

Dr. Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, speaks to the UNC community about racial disparities in traffic stops.

Based on analyses of all traffic stops in North Carolina from 2002-2013, Dr. Baumgartner shows that Black male drivers are 75% more likely to be searched and 51% more likely to be arrested than similarly situated White male drivers. These racial disparities are growing dramatically over time.