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bub13 November 11th, 2017 5:40pm

Do you believe there are more minorities in prison because of institutional racism or is it their fault?

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/13/17 3:51 pm

Don't do crimes and you're not gonna end up incarcerated

gluxford1 Arizona
11/12/17 10:47 pm

It's their own fault. If you don't want to do the time, don't commit the crime.

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/12/17 9:25 pm

I followed because you are on the recommended follow list. Congratulations and welcome to the SOH.

bower8899 ...
11/12/17 11:17 pm

I will also be following since we have similar political compass scores :)

NathanBForrest Texas
11/11/17 12:19 pm

Institutional racism? Like Affirmative Action, right? Or is it not racism when whites are the victims?

bub13 Illinois
11/11/17 12:30 pm

No, as in African Americans only making up 15% of America's population but 50% of the prison population. Or that black people account for 26% of killings committed by police. The fact that despite using drugs at the same rate, African Americans are over 3 times more likely to be arrested for possession. Minorities are much more likely than whites to be arrested and convicted for the same crimes.

bub13 Illinois
11/11/17 12:31 pm

Racism against whites does exist, I'm not denying that. But minorities in America face a much harder time and face significantly more racism.

NathanBForrest Texas
11/11/17 12:43 pm

Lmao, have you ever considered the fact that blacks might commit more crimes than whites, especially violent crimes, therefore, they wind up in prison more? Carrying out justice is not institutional racism. Furthermore, they get harsher sentencing because they are either repeat offenders, have other crimes on their record, have complementary crimes with their drug offense, or live in crime ridden areas (which means more police activity).

bub13 Illinois
11/11/17 1:04 pm

You're right, black people do commit more violent crimes, however crime is often linked with poverty which African Americans experience at double or even the triple the rate of white Americans. Also, even with the dame exact crime and background, a black person is more likely to be convicted and incarcerated.

NathanBForrest Texas
11/11/17 1:16 pm

Lol so its the white man's fault that they live in a ghetto? Blame leftist socialists for the cycle of poverty they're stuck in, not me, or the Capitalist aspects of our government. And lol you're right, they are more likely to wind up in prison from the same background, because they commit more crime with the same background. Its a cultural thing. Black culture as it stands is degenerative, and is almost entirely to blame for their problems.

domenatorw10 Michigan
11/12/17 4:45 pm

Well black people are only 13% of the population but they commit 50% of murders

NathanBForrest Texas
11/12/17 4:49 pm

shhh dommell, its the police's fault Donquarious did a driveby.