The numbers are unpalatable, and seem to be conveniently ignored by political leaders, inteligentsya, the vast middle-class and minority leaders. They shame all of them:
- In the US the incarceration rate is five times the world average;
- One in every 31 Americans is under some form of correctional control;
- One in every 11 blacks is under some form of correctional control;
- 50% of black men without a high-school diploma spend time in jail!
A country that spends many times more money on its military establishment, allegedly trying to fix other countries, than on education at home should stop and re-think its priorities.
Some thing is deeply wrong, if you think that every other lower class black gent you come across on the street is a criminal.
What did all the integration and civil rights rethoric achieve?
It has clearly failed not only black Americans, but all Americans.
Furthermore nothing seems to have changed with a mulato president, Hussein Obama, who is already dragging the country into a third self-inflicted war in Libya.
Wake up America, Tahrir Square is on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington,
DC 20500, telephone (202) 456-1414!
|prisoners in the pillory with one being whipped, USA 1907|
|World map showing incarceration rate per 100,000 citizens, data from UN Human Development Report 2007/8|