BART Arrests Disproportionately Affect Black Riders
by Nicole Yelich
Nov 29, 2019
The Chronicle examines how the BART system seems to be perpetuating racial stereotyping after a black man was recently arrested while eating a breakfast sandwich on the Pleasant Hill platform. While eating on BART property is technically illegal, as of 2017, black people account for 50% of total arrests by BART officers, despite making up only 12% of BART’s ridership.