To work this writing, we will analyze racial disparities in a data set.

According to 4 step to finish this writing:

? Step 1: Download the “WA3 Data”

And Answer these question: 1. What percent of overrides involve a Black defendant?

2. A White defendant? (You can do this by hand or use the count function in Excel and dividing by the number of observations.)

3. Black people constitute 26% of the population in Alabama. Are the differences in the override rates that you found sufficient to conclude that judges have racial bias? Explain you answer.

? Step 2: Find the number of cases with a:

a: Black defendant and White victim

b: Black defendant and Black victim

c: White defendant and Black victim

d: White defendant and White victim

(You can do this by hand or use the count function in Excel )

? Step 3: Sort the data by judge. If all judge and juries see the same proportion of Black/ White defendants and victims with random case assignment, find a judge that you think exhibits evidence of racial bias.

Do you think all counties in Alabama have the same rate of Black/ White defendants and victims? Explain your answers.

? Step 4: Define statistical discrimination .

Do you think judge in this data set are statistical discrimination, taste-based discrimination, or neither? Justify your answer.

? Important: 1. Please write 4 paragraphs to answer Step 1-4 separately.

And, highlight the answer to each question in each paragraph, it is easy to check forget or miss some questions to answer.