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Texas troopers to ask drivers their race following investigation

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2015
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Texas state troopers have begun asking motorists their race and ethnicity after it was discovered that drivers — mostly Hispanics — were often misidentified during traffic stops because of flaws in an automated system meant to guard against racial profiling.

Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told a state House committee that the change took effect Wednesday in an attempt to gather more accurate data.

"What we can do better, and what we should have been doing better, is collect the data accurately as it relates to Hispanics. Plain...

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