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Crossing the road to racism
19-12-2006, 10:34 AM
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Crossing the road to racism

I read this yesterday and thought of this place

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,...09481.html

And going on from the Dispersal thread I thought this interesting

Quote: At school I would have paid more attention to the trainers these black guys were wearing than their skin colour.


The have your say comments are enlightening given you don't know the background of any of the posters.
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19-12-2006, 10:38 AM
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This was the bit that shocked me:-

Yet, despite this, black men, relative to the general population, are three times more likely to be arrested than whites.

Though the ethnic minorities make up only about 8 per cent of the population, an astonishing 24 per cent of the male prison population comes from that group, and 28 per cent of the female. Black people are not predisposed to being criminals — but the systemically racist criminal justice system helps to make them so.



Why are black men three times more likely to be arrested ? And do you think he is right? Because racisism is alive and well, does it make black men commit the crimes they are often wrongly accused off ?

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19-12-2006, 01:16 PM
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If black men make up 24% of the prison population then maybe it's because they are guilty of crimes.

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