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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:17 AM

 

US, head of "free world," locks up black males at a rate 6 times higher than apartheid South Africa

South Africa under Apartheid was internationally condemned as a racist society.

South Africa under apartheid (1993), Black males: 851 per 100,000
U.S. under George Bush (2006), Black males: 4,789 per 100,000

What does it mean that the leader of the "free world" locks up its Black males at a rate 5.8 times higher than the most openly racist country in the world?

Statistics as of June 30, 2006 from Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006, Table 14. The "rates by race" statistics are calculated from the component parts of Table 14. South Africa figures from Marc Mauer, Americans Behind Bars: The International Use of Incarceration. All references to Blacks and Whites are for what the Bureau of Justice Statistics and U.S. Census refer to as "non-Hispanic Blacks" and "non-Hispanic Whites".)

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:23 PM

1. kick

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:29 PM

2. That is a huge problem in this country.

I forget what the statistics are, but they are inapproriately high for a young black man (based on total size of population) to end up in prison. It is hard to believe racism is not involved.

For that matter - how can we claim to lead the 'free world' when we incarcerate MORE of our citizens than Communits China or Russia (which has a czar (Putin) not elected, running the country)?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:35 PM

3. this will continue as long as there is a profit motive behind running prisons...

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:38 PM

4. But hey, we have three popular OPs whining about whining about religion in the inauguration

It's a matter of priorities, tradition was questioned and must be maintained.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:46 PM

5. it is a matter of priorities, & you can get an idea of what the democratic party's priorities are

 

by following DU, for sure.

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