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Originally posted by The Big O
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, 12 percent of all African American men between the ages of 20 and 34 are in prison, versus1.6 percent of white men
Over 50% are in prision for non-violent crime (read that as drug offenses).
The question is, how do you fix this?
The point seems to have been missed. Blacks don't commit more crimes than whites, statistically they commit far fewer. The point is, they get locked up more often.
Blacks were 6 times more likely to be homicide victims and 7 times more likely than whites to commit homicides in 2000.
Eighty-six percent of white murder victims were killed by whites, and 94% of black victims were killed by blacks.
Originally posted by Kriz_4
So it wouldn't have anything to do with Texas being a racist religous extremist state then?
The amount of strange guff you here about this state it is hard to not draw this conclusion.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Ok what's so shocking about this? If one race commits more crimes that the other then there will be a higher percentage of that race in prison, what's so hard to understand about this?
Why does everything have to be in black and white?.
Pardon the bad analogy but this is like getting angry because sharks are more violent than tuna fish.
Originally posted by futuretense
Breakdown of the family leads to neighborhoods in decline.......that leads to Black children being victimized with a criminal background that is firmly rooted into the mindset and culture of the urban Black youths today........result...........increasing Black males in jails.............simple as that......
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Besides, inteligence has nothing to do with criminality. Pretty much every prison has a MENSA chapter. There're a lot of smart guys in prison, geniuses.
So I don't understand what the point of that post was, unless you're just trying to seed that tired old bell curve crap.
I for one, am confused.
Originally posted by Phaethor
LA_Maximus - While I do agree with some of what you said, the stereotyping you do does nothing to help any cause.