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Reply to "More Blacks Going to Prison in 17 Key Election States"

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Originally posted by MBM:
"When a young black man has nearly twice the chance of going to prison as obtaining a college degree, something is terribly wrong," said Jim Lanier of the National Urban League's Institute for Opportunity and Equality. "It is imperative that we shift the investment away from locking people up into educating them.



I completely agree with this statement but it is going to be hard to enact these much needed changes under the current capitalist system. The Prison Industrial complex is one of the largest groing "industries" in the U.S. and has largely been privatized...In other words, the corporate "gods" are the ones determineing the public policy because they are the "Big Buisiness" that runs the politicians. There isn't much the African/Balck community in the U.S. can do within the system to counteract that "financial "incentive"...inside this system that is...
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