Okay, Vic, using all of your own numbers, I’m also going to do some basic math. (Sadly, I did it in Excel earlier and am on my phone now, so I won’t be showing all of my work.)

The numbers you are not taking into account are the actual numbers of black and not-black people in the population. According to the 2010 census, approximately 13% of Americans are black. When you use that and calculate based on total population of US, you can then so things like say “what % of black people are arrested or killed and what % of not-black people are arrested or killed”, and answer it using the numbers you provide.

I’ve forgotten the exact % for arrests, but the comparison is that blacks are almost 3 times as likely to be arrested as not-blacks.

For killed by police, I remember the percents… Blacks have a 0.001% chance of being killed by a cop, but not-blacks have a 0.0002% chance… which is 5 times less.

Now, I get it… You don’t think that 0.001 and 0.0002 are numbers big enough to care about. And I can’t convince you that they are. But the important distinction is that one is 5 times bigger than the other.

Would you rather be fined $10 or $50?