Oh My! This should open up the eyes of many people. It makes me look at the issue of race in a different light.
More Are In Jail Than In Apartheid South Africa … And More Are Disenfranchised Than The Year The Constitutional Amendment Giving Blacks the Right To Vote Was Ratified
Blacks Possess Drugs Less Frequently Than Whites, But Are Put In Prison Much More Frequently – And For Much Longer – Than Whites
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world … higher than Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea or Iran.
While the United States represents about 5 percent of the world’s population, it houses around 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.
But all people aren’t treated equally .. African-Americans are treated especially poorly.
Michelle Alexander – a law school professor who directed Stanford Law School’s Civil Rights Clinic and served as law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun at the U. S. Supreme Court – notes:
- The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of…
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