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Black Men in College to Black Men Incarcerated!

I would like to start this article with a question…. Is Black Men in College relative to the numbers of Black Men who are incarcerated?

A new study from the Justice Policy Institute (, a Washington, DC-based think-tank that advocates for alternatives to prison, has found that after two decades of harsh criminal justice policies, there are more black men in jail or prison than in college.

It's an oft-repeated claim that there are more black men in prison in the US than in college. It's a good statistic that apparently gets to the heart of the problem of inequality in the US, but is it having a negative effect on young black men? And, more importantly, is it true?

The TRUTH and how the FALSE and totally baseless lie about their being "more black men in prison than college has even permeated black society when it simply is NOT ...True! And, never has been true!

This tactic is called, ‘propaganda’! Propaganda, is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.

College age: 18-24, Jail age: 15-55 (avg) this is an apple to oranges comparison from “The Bureau of Justice Statistics” and “ The Department of Education”. According to this there would be more black men incarcerated. There are 801,995 incarcerated that’s both in prison and in jail. During that same period it was reported that there was 864,000 black males in college. So, in 2005 there were clearly more black men in college then in jail or prison. If, you want to make a more fair comparison, black males between the ages 18-24 we have 473,000 in college and 106,000 in prison/jail this would make the ratio 4 to 1.

Now to answer the previous question….Is Black Men in College relative to the numbers of Black Men who are incarcerated? YOU TELL ME!!!



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