Biking while black means you'll probably get stopped more often

The Greenway stretches 5.5 miles through Mpls.
The Greenway stretches 5.5 miles through Minneapolis and is regarded as one of the nation's most scenic urban bike trails.
Brandt Williams | MPR News

Police in Tampa wrote over 1,000 bike tickets last year, claiming they were committed to stopping a plague of bike thefts.

But 70 percent of people ticketed were black. And according to a Minneapolis report, black bicyclists are stopped more often for minor violations than white bicyclists.

Bob Collins spoke to Melody Hoffmann, the author of the report, about her research.

Anthony Taylor joined the conversation and talked about his experiences being a black cyclist in the Twin Cities.

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