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Kapralos, Scott. (2023). Racial Profiling. https://sites.google.com/view/mtc4socialjustice/resources/racial-profiling?authuser=0

Contributor(s): Scott Kapralos

Math Circles: Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice

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To investigate situations in the real world, we sometimes create a mathematical model. A mathematical model is a simplified version of the real world that allows us to understand the real world a little better. Over time we can change this model so that it gets closer and closer to the real world. Today we are going to create a mathematical model that represents a police officer pulling over a car randomly to try and gain an understanding of a police officer conducting a traffic stop. Our essential question is “Do police officers disproportionately pull over Black, Hispanic, or minority drivers?”