Saturday, September 10, 2016
Posted by gordon gekko at 2:51 PM
Friday, September 09, 2016
How is it that over 90 percent of the US prison population is male when they constitute less than 50% of the population?
Several Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) agreed Thursday that racism is behind African Americans serving prison sentences at a disproportionate rate, but none of them thought systemic sexism was a factor in men being over 90 percent of federal prisoners.
The disparity between men and women is much larger then the one between whites and blacks when it comes to criminal justice. In 2011, black people in America were 2.5 times more likely to be stopped on the street by the police than white folk. That same year, men were 8.3 times to face a street stop then women.
Posted by gordon gekko at 8:24 AM