Sunday, February 25, 2007

More blacks in jail than in college?

I was cleaning up my old CDs today and found this (I know the lyrics are terrible but the music still rocks).

One of the songs says that “At this moment, there are more blacks in jail than in college”.

I thought that sounded odd, so I decided to Google it. Here is what I found:

There are more than twice as many blacks in college than in jail. Even more interesting, in the 16-44 age range, percent college enrollment for Blacks exceeds White non-Hispanics by 12.8% to 12.6%.

Ah, I also learned that Kerry used this same false argument in his 2004 campaign. Surprise, surprise.