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Old 05-28-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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So you are saying there isn't a problem with the Black community ?
It's all media hype ?

Sorry, but statistics say otherwise.
I never said there were NO PROBLEMS in the black community go back and read the last paragraph of my last post. What I'm saying over the course of the past several decades there has been considerable progress. Most of which does NOT get discussed in the media. This whole premise that Black people in America are about to self destruct is more fallacy than fact.

 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I never said there were NO PROBLEMS in the black community go back and read the last paragraph of my last post. What I'm saying over the course of the past several decades there has been considerable progress. Most of which does NOT get discussed in the media. This whole premise that Black people in America are about to self destruct is more fallacy than fact.
4 out of 5 inner city youth end up in the criminal justice system.
If that is not a red flag saying something is not right then what is ?

The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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4 out of 5 inner city youth end up in the criminal justice system.
If that is not a red flag saying something is not right then what is ?

The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men
Ye, it's a red flag that cops, judges and DA's go out of their way to criminalize 'blck youth'....

All youth are somewhat wild and mischevious...but not all youth get charged the same, or are even seen as a threat...I've witnessed this first hand...Oh...and I forgot to add 'duh'...
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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4 out of 5 inner city youth end up in the criminal justice system.
If that is not a red flag saying something is not right then what is ?

The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men

The fifth guy just never gets caught
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Ye, it's a red flag that cops, judges and DA's go out of their way to criminalize 'blck youth'....

All youth are somewhat wild and mischevious...but not all youth get charged the same...I've witnessed this first hand...
So the Black thug culture is a nit and really not the reason ?
It's racist cops, DAs, judges and juries all out to get the Black youth ?
And this is happening in cities all over the US.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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4 out of 5 inner city youth end up in the criminal justice system.
If that is not a red flag saying something is not right then what is ?

The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men
What a sobering statistic, these kids will have a hard time getting a job and become a burden on society.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Ye, it's a red flag that cops, judges and DA's go out of their way to criminalize 'blck youth'....

All youth are somewhat wild and mischevious...but not all youth get charged the same, or are even seen as a threat...I've witnessed this first hand...Oh...and I forgot to add 'duh'...
There maybe some truth to this but when the stats are that high more than institutional bias is at play.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What a sobering statistic, these kids will have a hard time getting a job and become a burden on society.
The article says 70% of those incarcerated go back to jail within 2 years.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I never said there were NO PROBLEMS in the black community go back and read the last paragraph of my last post. What I'm saying over the course of the past several decades there has been considerable progress. Most of which does NOT get discussed in the media. This whole premise that Black people in America are about to self destruct is more fallacy than fact.
I guess when you start from virtually zero any improvement is magnified.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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When cops go out of their way to criminalize black youth, and give them records before age 18...that right there robs them of many opportunities...heavy handedness from the legal system has already crippled their future, before they get a chance to mature...

So even when they mature, doors are closed in their face...no one will hire them...18...and can't get a job cause of some bogus Jay walking charge or loitering charge...

18, no job, no one will hire you...what would you do?
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