1.5 Million Missing Black Men and My Disappointment In Michael Eric Dyson

In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.

They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million, according to anUpshot analysis. For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.

African-American men have long been more likely to be locked up and more likely to die young, but the scale of the combined toll is nonetheless jarring. It is a measure of the deep disparities that continue to afflict black men — disparities being debated after a recent spate of killings by the police — and the gender gap is itself a further cause of social ills, leaving many communities without enough men to be fathers and husbands.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/20/upshot/missing-black-men.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0

http://newsone.com/3109431/1-and-half-million-black-men-missing/

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/drug-war-primary-reason-there-are-15-million-missing-black-men

http://newsone.com/3109431/1-and-half-million-black-men-missing/

Forget Ferguson, Blacks Are The Real Threat To Blacks, Says Giuliani

Michael Eric Dyson was 100% right. Giuliani didn’t destroy anyone, he made himself look ridiculous. The point was community trust and police brutality, not derailing by talking about Black on Black crime. Especially since it isn’t different from White on White etc.

Only about 1 percent of African-Americans — and no more than 2 percent of Black males.

The actual rates of Black-on-white crime are lower than random chance would predict; No more than 0.7 percent (seven-tenths of one percent) of African-Americans will commit a violent crime against a white person, according to 2013 FBI expanded homicide data.

The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.

Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. No real debate about that. Below I set out numerous examples of these facts.

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