Saturday, May 10, 2008

Racial Inequality and Drug Arrests

Here's a link to an article in today's New York Times about "Racial Inequality and Drug Arrests". The article discusses large disparities in the rate at which blacks and whites are arrested and imprisoned for drug offenses, despite roughly equal rates of illegal drug use. Black men are nearly 12 times as likely to be imprisoned for drug convictions as adult white men.

1 comment:

KG said...

It is the shame of our nation that we still treat our citizens so unequally. Laws will never change the heart of people. We need change from the inside out.