Addressing Racial Disparities in Traffic Deaths


In this episode Professor Stephen Goldsmith, Ernani Choma (postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard), and Matt Raifman (Ph.D. candidate at Boston University) discuss their new report, which revealed that the racial disparities in traffic deaths is actually worse than previously believed. They discuss why this is the case, what still needs to be studied, and how cities can collect better data to address the latent racism built into transportation systems and infrastructure. 

Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to learn more. Transcript available here.

About the Author

Betsy Gardner

Betsy Gardner is the editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, focusing on deconstructing racial and gender inequality through research, writing, and facilitation. She also researched government spending and transparency at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.