"When white Americans who live in a "stand your ground" state make self-defense claims in situations involving a black person's death, 36 percent are ruled justifiable homicides, Robert Spitzer, a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Cortland, said. When the situation is reversed and black Americans make self-defense claims in cases involving dead white people in these same states, just 3 percent see those deaths ruled justifiable homicides. That's the pattern in more than a decade of data."
Iíd be interested in seeing the raw data. This analysis finds the opposite:
This certainly interesting:
"A different 2014 study by Albert McCormick buttressed many of these findings. 40
over 300 SYG cases in Florida, despite the claims by the NRA that Stand Your Ground was to
protect law-abiding citizens,41 the study found that over 50% of the claimants (those asserting the
defense) had criminal records, and almost one-third had criminal backgrounds involving at least
one violent offense.
Indeed, the McCormick study showed that the ďtriggering eventĒ precipitating the incident for
which SYG was claimed was not, as proponents argued, a fear of violence.42
Instead, in 69% of
the cases, the most likely incident trigger was an argument or dispute that then escalated to threat
or violence. Defense against forcible felonies only comprised 27% of the triggering events.43
other words, SYG laws have been used to protect the use of violence or deadly force for nearly
70% of confrontations that did not begin as a forcible felony or threatening act. Rather, they help
escalate a dispute into an incident with deadly consequences."
"In homicides where the shooter is black and the victim is white, those are
ruled to be justified 1.2 percent of the time. In cases where the shooter is
white and the victim is black those are ruled to be justified 11.2 percent of
the time. Ten times more likely if the shooter is white and the victim is
black, than if the shooter is black and the victim is white.81
In fact, despite the fact that a racial disparity already existed in justified
shootings, i.e., if the shooter was white and victim black it was ruled to be
justified 9.5% of the time, and the inverse was 1.1%., the disparity grows
when Stand Your Ground is enacted"