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According to the US Census Bureau, the US population in 2000 was 281,421,906. Of that, 194,552,774 (69.1%) were white; 33,947,837 (12.1%) were black; and 35,305,818 (12.5%) were of Hispanic origin. Additionally, 2,068,883 (0.7%) were Native American, and 10,123,169 (3.8%) were Asian.
Of the 249,400 state prison inmates serving time for drug offenses at yearend 2004, 112,500 (45.1%) were black, 51,800 (20.8%) were Hispanic, and 65,900 (26.4%) were white.
"When incarceration rates by State (excluding Federal inmates) are estimated separately by gender, race, and Hispanic origin, male rates are found to be 10 times higher than female rates; black rates 5-1/2 times higher than white rates; and Hispanic rates nearly 2 times higher than white rates
At midyear 2006 more black men (836,800) were in custody in State or Federal prison or local jail than white men (718,100) or Hispanic men (426,900) (table 13). Black men comprised 41% of the more than 2 million men in custody, and black men age 20 to 29 comprised 15.5% of all men in custody on June 30, 2006.
"Relative to their numbers in the general population, about 4.8% of all black men were in custody at midyear 2006, compared to about 0.7% of white men and 1.9% of Hispanic men. Overall, black men were incarcerated at 6.5 times the rate of white men. The incarceration rate for black men was highest among black men age 25 to 29. About 11.7% of black males in this age group were incarcerated on June 30, 2006. Across age groups black men were between 5.7 and 8.5 times more likely than white men to be incarcerated."
Among persons convicted of drug felonies in state courts, whites were less likely than African-Americans to be sent to prison. Thirty-three percent (33%) of convicted white defendants received a prison sentence, while 51% of African-American defendants received prison sentences. It should also be noted that Hispanic felons are included in both demographic groups rather than being tracked separately so no separate statistic is available.
In 2004, 1 in 12 African Americans was disenfranchised because of a felony conviction, a rate nearly five times that of non-African Americans
Thirteen percent of all adult black men -- 1.4 million -- are disenfranchised, representing one-third of the total disenfranchised population and reflecting a rate of disenfranchisement that is seven times the national average. Election voting statistics offer an approximation of the political importance of black disenfranchisement: 1.4 million black men are disenfranchised compared to 4.6 million black men who voted in 1996."
In 2001, the chances of going to prison were highest among black males (32.2%) and Hispanic males (17.2%) and lowest among white males (5.9%). The lifetime chances of going to prison among black females (5.6%) were nearly as high as for white males. Hispanic females (2.2%) and white females (0.9%) had much lower chances of going to prison
In 1986, before mandatory minimums for crack offenses became effective, the average federal drug offense sentence for blacks was 11% higher than for whites. Four years later following the implementation of harsher drug sentencing laws, the average federal drug offense sentence was 49% higher for blacks.
Regardless of similar or equal levels of illicit drug use during pregnancy, black women are 10 times more likely than white women to be reported to child welfare agencies for prenatal drug use.


Now everything i said has been true and no lies no one has made this up.
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policemen favor white men during arrests?
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there's a lot more that contributes to these statistics. income, education, environment...how many of those in prison for drugs and petty crime live a life of financial strain? probably most, if not all of them.
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Sounds true, but what does it matter , what matters it the fact that we are running out of prison cells way too fast.
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76 / M / california
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you know its not because of race but because of family background why people are doing drugs
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26 / M / eternal bliss...
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tl;dr i hate race topics.. they tend to bring about arguments.. >.<
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Hey, what's up? I didn't read much about Asians being in jail


Allhailodin wrote:

Sounds true, but what does it matter , what matters it the fact that we are running out of prison cells way too fast.

Prisoners can share cells
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okk .. wrong section ,..
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wow..i never knew racism existed in the world before i saw this thread
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22 / M / Massachusetts
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KinkyHamster wrote:

wow..i never knew racism existed in the world before i saw this thread


Meh...It's all over America
Posted 9/18/08

zen03y wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

wow..i never knew racism existed in the world before i saw this thread


Meh...It's all over America

Sarcasm is also all over America. >_>
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Allhailodin wrote:

Sounds true, but what does it matter , what matters it the fact that we are running out of prison cells way too fast.


and all the mexicans crossing over ain't helping
.... there quickly replacing young black males as the most likely group to get sent to jail
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24 / M / Germantown TN
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Posted 9/26/08

dkarmazi wrote:

there's a lot more that contributes to these statistics. income, education, environment...how many of those in prison for drugs and petty crime live a life of financial strain? probably most, if not all of them.


i dont wanna here that crap cuz my mom and aunts grew up with only a mom in a small one room house and they all went to college and 2 are doctors that make $100 an hour.
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24 / M / Germantown TN
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zen03y wrote:

Hey, what's up? I didn't read much about Asians being in jail


Allhailodin wrote:

Sounds true, but what does it matter , what matters it the fact that we are running out of prison cells way too fast.

Prisoners can share cells


if u wanna know why there arent many asians in jail i can tell you. to me i see them as the nicest cleanest and smartest race.
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I see that Asians don't get in trouble often.
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