Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Study: We publish results with no data

Blacks in the Badger State are 42 times more likely than whites to be sentenced to prison for drug convictions, according to studies by Human Rights Watch and The Sentencing Project.


According to the research, blacks are sent to prison for drug offenses at a rate at least 10 times that of whites in 16 states, with the disparity the greatest in Wisconsin.

The article says nothing about the details of the study. Are blacks sent to prison for the same drug offenses? Are whites being given lighter sentences, or are they committing more of the minor offenses? A study like this only has merit if the blacks in the study are being sent to prison for the
exact same offenses
for which white people are being sent home. If that's not the case, then the study and the article are doing nothing but promoting racism.

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