Profiling by the numbers
Blacks report unfair treatment by police, society
About one in four African-American men under age 35 (24 percent) reported being treated unfairly by police within the last 30 days, according to a Gallup poll released July 16. The survey of 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks was conducted between June 13 and July 5, prior to when George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin pushed race relations back into the headlines. Numbers were significantly lower among black women and older black men. In a related poll, also before the verdict, 52 percent of blacks said they felt dissatisfied with the way blacks are treated in the United States. Dissatisfaction was much higher before 2008, peaking in 2007 at 68 percent.