What a great question. When I think about it, the act almost seems racist. The article states that it looked at the prison population and “found that the state has the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in the country. About 1 in 8 black men of working age (13 percent) are in state prisons or jails”. This is very scary but why is this happening?
Maybe because “…African-Americans make up 6.5 percent of the state’s population [according to census figures]”. The author (Gene Demby) also states that “Milwaukee’s poor felons are concentrated in the same neighborhoods: The study also found that almost two-thirds of Milwaukee County’s incarcerated black men come from the city’s six poorest ZIP codes.” Talk about keeping the man down. Once black men do wrong and go to jail the game is truly over for them because they will have problems getting a job. I think this will affect Milwaukee’s economy and crime rates for the current generation as well as generation in the future.
Read the article below and tell me (in SAOQ style) what your thoughts are.