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What is your explanation for the racial imbalance in prison populations?


Black men by far dominate the prison populations. Is this because of systemic racial profiling by the justice system or a sign of cultural weakness or a reflection of the opportunities available to black men? My answer is systemic profiling in the justice system. I forget the exact stat, but it goes something like a black man is 5 times more likely to be pulled over for drug suspicion but a white man is far more likely to be holding when pulled over.

 

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