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HOW DO YOU PROTEST IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

December 7, 2007

An estimated 12% of black males in their late twenties were in prison or jail in 2005

When total incarceration rates are estimated separately by age group, black males in their twenties and thirties are found to have very high rates relative to other groups (table 13). Among the nearly 2.2 million offenders incarcerated on June 30, 2005, an estimated 548,300 were black males between the ages of 20 and 39 (when was 39 the late twenties. So by the time the average persons hears this and then repeats it, more bad news for the home team, the entire home team). Of black non-Hispanic males age 25 to 29, 11.9% were in prison or jail, compared to 3.9% of Hispanic males and about 1.7% of white males in the same age group. In general, the incarceration rates for black males of all ages were 5 to 7 times greater than those for white males in the same age groups.

Excerpt as released by the Department of Justice on 2005 Prison and Jail Reporting. A criminal Justice system that finds a way to perpetuate itself by carving out and exploiting the challenges in our community in order to perpetuate itself. So how do we redefine protest of the Prison Industrial Complex this century? We better figure it out quickly, because they will certainly be knocking on your door in 2 years

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