Jails / Prisons : More Black Men in Prison NOW Than Were Enslaved in 1850

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    I don't quite understand how this guy came up with his statistics because in 1850 we were called anything but "African american'. So i really wonder who he is comparing todays black male population of prisoners too? If he's comparing it to slavery before the civil war began, he is still way off in his statisticological conclusion because he has omitted those males with no birth record of which there were untold thousands if not millions. "what's yo name boy?" - "well suh, i'ze don'ts rightly knowz! I'se wun uh massa Gilmo' prahperty suh.."

    the black man has been on 'parole' or 'probation' since they removed the shackles from around our hands and feet, so again i wonder who he is comparing todays black males too and where he came up with his statistics?
     
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    Brother Info ... i can't qualify the validity of the research, and since i can't, i'm willing to give the Law Professor benefit of the doubt.

    The mere suggestion that there are more Black Men entangled in the prison industrial complex now, than were enslaved in 1850 is heartbreaking.

    I have no comparable research data to refute what's been presented. Do you?

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    Yes, just the mere fact that they didn't keep birth records of slaves in the south until about 1870..

    I know what you are saying though and i think it is entirely different from what the professor is knowingly or unknowingly doing. What you are speaking to are the horrific numbers of black male inmates currently doing time in prison. What she is speaking to or doing in her research is trivializing slavery, probably unknowingly by stating her research as an absolute. The only thing i wish she would have mentioned is what i have above. That accurate records were not always kept of black slaves in the south before the Civil War and the number of slaves on record may be a reflection of that.....

    The first person to respond to the article you presented said something similar in regards to numbers and the census bereau...
     
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