Sunday, August 27, 2006

Is incarceration the new slavery?

I read this in the Austin Weekly News today...

"According to the book, The Covenant, black women born today are five times more likely to go to prison in their lifetime than black women born in 1975. Also the book states, One in every 18 black women born today can expect to go to jail in her lifetime; this is six times the rate for white women. Fifty-seven percent of black officers believe that police officers are more likely to use physical violence against African Americans than against white people, while only 5 percent of white law enforcement officers agree."

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