*social justice, bar graph

Who Gets Arrested for Fare Evasion on the MTA (NYC Subway)

Who Gets Arrested for Fare Evasion (MTA/New York City Subway) (LINK)
courtesy of @jennalaib 

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: bar graph (with percentages)

Source: Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) on Instagram and Twitter, October 29, 2019

Paired texts:
Now This (October 29, 2019): NYPD Tackle and Arrest Unarmed Black Teen for Not Paying Subway Fare. Now This. Retrieved from: https://nowthisnews.com/news/nypd-tackle-arrest-unarmed-black-teen-for-not-paying-subway-fare

Katie Shepherd (October 28, 2019): ‘Putting dozens of lives at risk over $2.75’: NYPD slammed for pulling guns on fare-hopping teen. Washington Post. Retrieved from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/28/nypd-video-guns-pointed-subway-train-unarmed-fare-hopper/


Potential Math Content: bar graphs, percentages, estimating values

Potential Content Connections: race, *social justice, wealth, police, social policy, government, transit

3 thoughts on “Who Gets Arrested for Fare Evasion on the MTA (NYC Subway)”

  1. This makes it sound like the police are really racist. To make it really mean something, the graph should include how the number of each race that are evading their fares. If the number of fare invaders are even across races, then this would be a huge story and you would get everyone on your side. Without this information, this graph means nothing.

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