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WHO DO YOU CALL?

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I seldom engage these discussions and usually allow them to folow their course, however, the constant reference by blacks to the JPI as the “authority” on the issue of jail vs. college, somewhat disturbs me, on multiple levels, of which the willingness to accept without question any organizations advancement of negative statistics  about black men. I digreess, my point, has anyone in the community ever wrote a letter to, sent an email, or made a phone call to the National Center for Education Statistics (Telephone: 202-502-7300) (outside of yours truly) and as I constantly say asked the right questions? Try this out for starters….. ask them what was the total number of black men enrolled in post-secondary education or colleges and universities in 2000. The answer will amaze you (the quite too often touted claim and source data for the JPI cellblocks vs. classrooms comparison ~ oh BTW, funny thing happened at the JPI website last week, the link to the study was removed, guess they’re lucky I have a downloaded pdf Cellblocks vs. Classrooms on my desktop!)

http://www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/02-09_REP_CellblocksClassrooms_BB.pdf

 …Thank you very much JPI!

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