Did You Know? The Number Of Black Men Imprisoned In U.S. Could Fill The Prisons Of 8 Other Countries Combined
Census Report Reveals Imprisoned Black Men In U.S. Could Fill Prisons Of 8 Countries
A recent report by the Census Bureau has shed even more light on the alarming problem of mass incarceration of black men in the United States.
In a recent article, the widely-held belief surrounding the number of black men incarcerated outnumbering the number of black men enrolled in higher education was refuted. The piece is titled “The myth that there are more black men in prison than in college, debunked in one chart.” The author appears to believe through proving this assertion about prison and education ratios to be inaccurate either a point of great progress can be demonstrated, or an overstatement of calamity about the state of African American men can be corrected.
Yet the real issue is the number of people in prison should never be similar to the number educated. For…
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