Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Urban Institute has this issue brief describing the disparate impact mass incarceration has had on African Americans and Hispanics. The title of this post comes from that brief, the abstract of which states:
Incarceration rates have risen over time and vary by race and ethnicity, reflecting changes in federal and state crime policies over the past few decades. In 2011, African American men were six times more likely and Hispanics nearly two and half times more likely to be imprisoned than white men. This brief summarizes some of the disparate impacts these policies have had on African American and Hispanic men and the consequences for their families and communities.