Blacks, education and prison
Charles M. Blow had an excellent article today in the New York Times regarding "black lives matter" which prompted me to write this post. Charles M Blow We are letting emotion drain our brain of logic on this subject. Yes society is biased against blacks and the poor. However, when it comes to the number of black people in prison compared to the total population the thought process used here does not take into account other important factors, Crime is more likely to occur by someone who is poor and/or poorly educated. A disproportionate percentage of citizens falling in these categories are black. As a result it follows that the ethnicity of prisoners will tend to be disproportionately black not just because of their skin color but also because of their education and poverty level? I suspect the same relationship exist between whites who are incarcerated and education. The segment of the white population that are less educated are more likely to be incarcerated.