missing black men, racism in our justice system
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I am reblogging this because it is exactly what I just wrote about why so many black children do not have two parents. This has the numbers for both black men and black women compared to white people. These are not made up numbers. This reality is about what is happening in this once great country that still feels it is okay to imprison people of color even though slavery was abolished 150 years ago. They just found another way around it and kept it legal. Slavery is slavery is slavery

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If you are a Black person living in America, then this headline from Monday’s New York Times may be jarring, but not truly shocking: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men.

What it addresses is the number of Black men aged 25-54 who are missing from daily life in our country, mostly due to early death or incarceration. Writes the Times:

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 an Upshot 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.

The result is a tragic gender gap within the Black community affecting families, wealth accumulation, romance, and more. Those of us…

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4 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why 1.5 Million Black Men Are “Missing” In America, According To The NY Times

    1. Since I published that article I have run into others about the same thing. I had not thought of it quite like that. How the increasing imbalance will have even deeper consequences.

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  1. Keep the chorus going loud and strong. It’s reaching even people like me — living in a virtually all-white town because not so long ago, people of color were forcibly run out of town. It is shameful, our history, and it is shameful, our present. Good work.

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    1. I grew up in a town where there was a clear line down the middle between the blacks and whites. Grade schools didn’t mix, but they did in high school. There was always a lot of tension. There were some that caused me a of trouble and I was afraid of them. Black people couldn’t get home loans in the white area. They said it brought property values down.That was a long time ago. I grew up. From then on I didn’t think of myself as a racist. I valued all life and had friends of all nationalities. But both of my children chose black partners at different points in their life and I have 3 half black grandchildren. 2 boys 6 & 8 and one girl, 16. It is the boys I fear for. I don’t know if you had a chance yet to read what is on my website. Jamie is black, and is the father of one of my grandsons and is in Huntsville prison. 9 years of writing letters and much research later, I do understand a lot of the reasons why the mindset of the plantation owner had to be perpetuated. The names of the American corporations that depend on inmate labor to make the products we buy would floor you. The white population wouldn’t tolerate it if they were equally at fault for the amount of inmates in our prisons. The US has 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the prisoners. People think of inmates making license plates. That’s a joke. They make everything the armed forces and the police use,on down to ammunition, they make furniture, electronics, and appliances. They even make Eddie Bauer’s jeans and VIctoria’s Secrets lingerie. The make the uniforms for fast food restaurants. The job market is as low as it is because why would you pay even minimum wage if you could pay someone 23 cents an hour?

      The conditions inside the prisons are barbaric. The food is substandard, medical care is scarce – chest pains? Drink more water. Brown water comes out of the tap. A guard doesn’t like you – they’ll spit in your food. Have an abscessed tooth – too bad. Maybe a month later they take you to a dentist. Most of the posts are letter from Jamie to me where he writes about these things. I’m writing a book right now and there are four different chapters posted to generate interest. It’s called “Inside the Forbidden Outside” One by one I am trying to change people’s perceptions to realize that no matter they did they are still human beings. So, I hope you keep reading, and pass it on to your own social media. This racism must stop – but it will only stop through the children.

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