Fact: In Washington, D.C., the adult population is approximately 42% white and 47.6% African American – nearly equal.
Fact: The only category where whites made up a majority of arrests was in the “failure to disobey a lawful order” category of traffic arrests.
Fact: This category represents almost half of all white arrests per year, but only approximately 5% of total arrests in the District of Columbia annually.
Fact: The address for these arrests is commonly 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (the White House).
Fact: In other words, nearly half of the total annual arrests of white people in Washington, D.C. occur during protests, when white people *want* to get arrested.
Source: Racial Disparities in Arrests in the District of Columbia, 2009-2011, Washington Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs