The realities of the New Jim Crow: The incarceration rate for African-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them.
The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, locking up about 500 people for every 100,000 residents, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. (The US has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.)
The incarceration rate for African-Americans is about 3,074 per 100,000 residents, which is more than six times as high as the national average. Black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma are particularly vulnerable: with an incarceration rate of 40 percent, they are more likely to end up behind bars than in the workforce, Pew Charitable Trusts reports.
"Jails & prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangers to each other." - Angela Davis 

The realities of the New Jim Crow: The incarceration rate for African-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them.

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, locking up about 500 people for every 100,000 residents, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. (The US has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.)

The incarceration rate for African-Americans is about 3,074 per 100,000 residents, which is more than six times as high as the national average. Black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma are particularly vulnerable: with an incarceration rate of 40 percent, they are more likely to end up behind bars than in the workforce, Pew Charitable Trusts reports.

"Jails & prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangers to each other." - Angela Davis 

  1. girl-fawkes reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  2. pulooms reblogged this from thewonderfulworldofwendy
  3. thewonderfulworldofwendy reblogged this from myghostfuckinghatesme
  4. myghostfuckinghatesme reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  5. tagyourcanvas reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  6. charlielikeschaitea reblogged this from thewanderingthewaiting
  7. thewanderingthewaiting reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  8. truth-telling-series reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  9. 4fr1ca reblogged this from ankh-kush and added:
    This is a social issue that only black people can solve. Protests and marches aren’t going to solve this.
  10. livingwhileblack reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  11. platinumpromises reblogged this from thepeoplesrecord
  12. ceceyanes reblogged this from yalesappho
  13. nochesbajolasestrellas reblogged this from yalesappho
  14. yalesappho reblogged this from queercore
  15. politikalnohow reblogged this from queercore
  16. kellypope reblogged this from queercore
  17. queercore reblogged this from unmodulatedfragmentedfragments
  18. gametheory4-20 reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  19. justiseverything reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  20. bantuthots reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  21. yanettkawsani reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  22. why-not-riot reblogged this from ankh-kush
  23. ankh-kush reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  24. cabbageormurder reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  25. interesting-lover reblogged this from youtharethefuture
  26. udirtydogu reblogged this from blackberriesandchocolatejuice
  27. blackberriesandchocolatejuice reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  28. youtharethefuture reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino