Originally Posted by saphojunkie
Blacks make up 12% of the US population and 38% of the federal prison population, while whites make up 72.4% of the population and only 34% of the federal prison population.
This is after a severe drop over the last decade for incarcerated blacks.
You can read about the advancement here:
Interestingly enough, another article came out on 2.27.13.
This one says that the wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled in the last 25 years.
Blacks also have more than twice the high school drop out rate than whites.
so, you either think these facts are due to blacks being categorically inferior to whites or it is due to a system that is stacked against them.
EDIT: These were the first three things off the top of my head. I'm sure...
Percentage in elected office.
Likelihood of being a victim of violent crime.
and incalculable other conditions vastly favor whites.
Interesting, but what conclusions can you draw from that? What conclusion can you draw from the fact that 12% of African Americans have used a payday loan as opposed to 4% for Caucasians and 6% for other ethnicities? Is it a function of a societal pressure or decision making or education? You can't draw conclusions from it. All you can do is give people an opportunity, which America does well, imo.