reflections on faith and justice from an urban minister's perspective
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.