More BM in Prison than at work study ...

More BM in Prison than at work study says!

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Black Men Are More Likely To Be In Prison Than Have A Job
America’s incarceration rate has risen to be the world’s highest, many social scientists find the social benefits to be far outweighed by the costs to those communities.

And many are blaming single parent house-holds…

Via NY Times reports:

Among African-Americans who have grown up during the era of mass incarceration, one in four has had a parent locked up at some point during childhood. For black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma, the incarceration rate is so high — nearly 40 percent nationwide — that they’re more likely to be behind bars than to have a job.

No one denies that some people belong in prison. Mr. Harris, now 47, and his wife, 45, agree that in his early 20s he deserved to be there. But they don’t see what good was accomplished by keeping him there for two decades, and neither do most of the researchers who have been analyzing the prison boom.

The number of Americans in state and federal prisons has quintupled since 1980, and a major reason is that prisoners serve longer terms than before. They remain inmates into middle age and old age, well beyond the peak age for crime, which is in the late teenage years — just when Mr. Harris first got into trouble.

The stats are scary…

Via Pew Trusts:

Collateral Costs details the concentration of incarceration among men, the young, the uneducated and African Americans. One in 87 working-aged white men is in prison or jail compared with 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 12 African American men. Today, more African American men aged 20 to 34 without a high school diploma or GED are behind bars (37 percent) than are employed (26 percent).

The report also shows more than 2.7 million minor children now have a parent behind bars, or 1 in every 28. For African American children the number is 1 in 9, a rate that has more than quadrupled in the past 25 years.

Read more at http://bossip.com/730193/race-matters-study-s...

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#3 Feb 19, 2013
D*mn.
Pancakes

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#4 Feb 19, 2013
The study is obviously wrong and is ridiculous.

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#5 Feb 19, 2013
Pancakes wrote:
The study is obviously wrong and is ridiculous.
Unfortunately we all know it's more than likely 100% the truth!
Jenkem Jones

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#6 Feb 19, 2013
Pancakes wrote:
The study is obviously wrong and is ridiculous.
How long have you been out?
Sickle Cell Supporter

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#7 Feb 19, 2013
Pancakes wrote:
The study is obviously wrong and is ridiculous.
I very seriously doubt it. The black population in prisons has doubled in the past ten years. And the amount of black workers has dropped in the workforce.

70% of black workers are black women. The men prefer to stand on the corner and scratch their nuts.
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#8 Feb 19, 2013
There should be more than that. Child support laws need to be tougher on both parent's; When a birth occurs the mother should have to name a father, then legal action needs to be taken to make the father pay to support the child, or go to prison for 18 years.

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#9 Feb 19, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
http://bossip.com/730193/race- matters-study-shows-black-men- in-their-20s-or-early-30s-are- more-likely-to-be-in-prison-th an-have-a-job/
It's a known fact America has the highest incarcerated rate in world & thus a BM has a high chance of being incarcerated in America than anywhere else.

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#10 Feb 19, 2013
I guess this is a trade off for living in a so called most wealthy Nation.
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#11 Feb 19, 2013
Jenkem Jones wrote:
<quoted text> How long have you been out?
No answer? Maybe he went back.

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#13 Feb 19, 2013
Sickle Cell Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>I very seriously doubt it. The black population in prisons has doubled in the past ten years. And the amount of black workers has dropped in the workforce.
70% of black workers are black women. The men prefer to stand on the corner and scratch their nuts.
I agree but he isn't trying to hear it.
Shari79

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#14 Feb 19, 2013
Dman42 wrote:
There should be more than that. Child support laws need to be tougher on both parent's; When a birth occurs the mother should have to name a father, then legal action needs to be taken to make the father pay to support the child, or go to prison for 18 years.
Co-sign 100%!

If fathers were more active in their children's lives (or FORCED to at least support them by stricter laws), we wouldn't have such a problem with our young ones going astray -- getting into drugs and crime.

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#15 Feb 19, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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It's a known fact America has the highest incarcerated rate in world & thus a BM has a high chance of being incarcerated in America than anywhere else.
Yep so BM should rethink getting into criminal activity.
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#16 Feb 19, 2013
Why am I not surprised?
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#17 Feb 19, 2013
I wonder if the numbers will be higher next year?

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#18 Feb 19, 2013
Sweden has a high OOW this issue is deeper than single mothers.

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#19 Feb 19, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
Black Men Are More Likely To Be In Prison Than Have A Job
America’s incarceration rate has risen to be the world’s highest, many social scientists find the social benefits to be far outweighed by the costs to those communities.
And many are blaming single parent house-holds…
Via NY Times reports:
Among African-Americans who have grown up during the era of mass incarceration, one in four has had a parent locked up at some point during childhood. For black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma, the incarceration rate is so high — nearly 40 percent nationwide — that they’re more likely to be behind bars than to have a job.
No one denies that some people belong in prison. Mr. Harris, now 47, and his wife, 45, agree that in his early 20s he deserved to be there. But they don’t see what good was accomplished by keeping him there for two decades, and neither do most of the researchers who have been analyzing the prison boom.
The number of Americans in state and federal prisons has quintupled since 1980, and a major reason is that prisoners serve longer terms than before. They remain inmates into middle age and old age, well beyond the peak age for crime, which is in the late teenage years — just when Mr. Harris first got into trouble.
The stats are scary…
Via Pew Trusts:
Collateral Costs details the concentration of incarceration among men, the young, the uneducated and African Americans. One in 87 working-aged white men is in prison or jail compared with 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 12 African American men. Today, more African American men aged 20 to 34 without a high school diploma or GED are behind bars (37 percent) than are employed (26 percent).
The report also shows more than 2.7 million minor children now have a parent behind bars, or 1 in every 28. For African American children the number is 1 in 9, a rate that has more than quadrupled in the past 25 years.
Read more at http://bossip.com/730193/race-matters-study-s...
poor America lol.
Axe-Me-Anything

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#20 Feb 19, 2013
African_shadows wrote:
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poor America lol.
STFU Patricia!

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#21 Feb 19, 2013
I'm not the least bit surprised. I'm just glad there's evidence to show. I'd want to change those numbers in a nanosecond if I were a BM. When they do get out of prison and decide they'd like to work, good luck because hispanics will dominate many jobs. The "upperend" jobs will belong to many women smh as we already see this trend.

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