Black Men Who Dropped Out of High School Have Very High Risk of Going to Prison: Study

Simon McCormack, Huffington Post, May 7, 2014

A jaw-dropping number of African-American men who do not complete high school risk ending up in prison.

According to a new report from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, black male dropouts born in 1975 have a 70 percent chance of ending up in prison.

That percentage is more than three times lower for white male dropouts.

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The costs of incarcerating Americans of all races can be seen below. In 2010, the country spent about $80 billion to lock people up.

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{snip} By the age of 14, a child born to a black father who dropped out of high school has a 50 percent chance of having a dad in prison. Less than 10 percent of white dads without a diploma wind up in prison, the study shows.

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On Monday, author, professor and activist Cornel West spoke about these types of disparities at a rally against solitary confinement in New York.

“Solitary confinement is torture, and it’s a crime against humanity to lock folks up when 60 percent of them are there for soft drugs, and everybody knows 12 percent of those are on the chocolate side, 12 percent of those are on the vanilla side of flying high in the friendly skies every week taking drugs, but 65 percent of the convictions are chocolate,” West said, according to Democracy Now. “That just lets us know that the legacy of white supremacy is still operating in America.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    A jaw-dropping number of African-American men who do not complete high school risk ending up in prison.

    No. It’s only ‘jaw-dropping’ to the leftist HuffPo.

    • What I find “jaw-dropping” is the notion that anyone would consider this phenomenon some sort of suprise. Hasn’t it been common knowledge for 40 years?

      • 1stworlder

        Leftists have been denying it all their lives. I mean seriously its big news for them that not being smart enough to graduate HS limits your productive capacity.

      • They only incarcerate more blacks to keep the White prisoners in constant misery ..

      • evilsandmich

        They hire some twenty year old intern and all of the sudden 40 year old news is new again.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Yeah. Who’d a thunk it?

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Didn’t GW Bush fix all of this like a decade ago?

  • D.B. Cooper

    What a headline! It’s like
    “Man who gets run over by a car gets tired.”

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Confucius say, “Man who run in front of bus get tired, but man who run behind bus get exhausted.”

      • Tom Thumb

        badumbump…

  • 1. If it’s that easy, then all we have to do is give every black man a high school diploma, and therefore, none of them will ever go to prison. Right?

    2. I wish people would cut it out with this business that everyone in prison is there just for having a little bit of dope.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      That’s just the leftists’ way of muddying the issues.
      Last I checked, Obama wasn’t in favor of decriminalizing recreational drugs.

      • Reverend Bacon

        NO leftist is in favor of that. Most blacks are so stupid that they are against the war on drugs because they think that D’Jesus and Shitavious should be allowed to sell their junk on the corner at very high prices, without fear of the po-po. They never understand that they’d rather worry about the popo than compete with Rite-Aid.

        Obama gets that, and wants to keep the money in the ghetto.

        • C’mon, you don’t expect the typical black ghetto street corner dope pusher to understand such high level abstractions like the risk-reward continuum, do you?

          Legalize dope, and almost all of the risk goes away, therefore so do most of the profits.

          Note to the low information undertow: That doesn’t mean I think legalizing dope is necessarily a good idea.

          • The last thing J’Jesus needs is R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris competing with him in marijuana sales.

          • texasoysterman

            Or maybe route sales rep for Frito-Lay. You know, increase in pot consumption = increase in munchie business.

    • Fathercoughlin

      AND the equally absurd idea that blacks and whites use drugs at equal rates. They always say theres some “study” which shows this-or worse,says whites use drugs more than blacks. Gibs me a break!

      • Who Me?

        Blacks and Whites don’t use alcohol in the same way, and they don’t use the same drugs or even the same drugs in the same ways, either.

      • alex

        “AND the equally absurd idea that blacks and whites use drugs at equal rates.”
        Even if they do, the outcome is quite different.
        Every year millions of whites use firearms at gun ranges and for hunting.
        They can even that whites use guns at higher rates than blacks and blame gun culture for high gun homicide rate in the U.S.
        Neither guns nor culture are the problem. Blacks are.

      • John R

        Who cares? If some White college kid, whose dad pays a lot of taxes, btw, wants to powder his nose that’s his business. His drugs are probably paid for with his, or his parents’ money. But the blacks who use drugs, also sell it, and shoot others competing in selling it, and the cost comes from criminal activity. That is far more important. So this, “Blacks use drugs at the same rate as Whites…” is just another straw man argument.

        • Anon

          You should. Drugs are how negros convince YOUR daughter she should spread her legs for a dozen of them. They are also how they convince YOUR son he should bend over and take it, rather than be a man and resist. Drugs are what YOUR children do instead of growing up to be sane, empowered, clear eyed white people. Blacks are monsters, one and all. Good, moral people don’t tolerate monsters in their midst. But degenerate scum do. Drugs change people into degenerate scum….that’s what they are designed to do in some jew run lab. Literally….almost all new drugs and new variations on drugs come from Israel. Like any other weapon they are given (but cannot create themselves), negros deploy them against you. This one is just more indirect and insidious than guns, knives and clubs.

      • Reverend Bacon

        I can’t say it’s absurd or not, but it’s clear that they use this “statistic” in an absurd manner. They always talk about asymmetries in incarceration for drug possession, but they don’t correct for either the amount possessed or, perhaps more importantly, whether or not the incarceration was part of a plea bargain which got some violent crimes dismissed. In California, especially, the liberal justice system are reluctant to convict for any violent felony because it’s a “strike,” and they only get 3 before it’s a very long sentence. So the whites, who have no other felonies to be bargained away, get lower sentences because the blacks happily take jail for marijuana or cocaine rather than cop to felony assault or attempted murder.

        • KevinPhillipsBong

          I had not considered this. Thank you.

      • 1stworlder

        They cant even understand that someone that smokes pot in their home is less likely to go to jail for it than the guy selling it on the street corner.

      • Alucard_the_last

        They also squeal that they go to prison for longer sentences for drug offensives. Well blacks are much more likely to sell and buy street drugs. Humans tend to sell out of homes thus making arrests harder. Another fact that is left out is that negroes go to jail more often because they don’t learn by their mistakes. If you are arrested three times for selling drugs and a human gets arrested once, it goes without saying that their sentence will be lighter.

        • In federal sentencing guidelines, one’s prior convictions – of all sorts – are weighed into the final sentence calculation, on a point system.

      • RyanP

        I was just reading a study the other day saying that high IQ people tend to use more drugs and alcohol than low IQ people. I was surprised at first. But it may very well be true. It could just be that whites are more responsible with their drug use. ex. using substances after work is done for the day and only over indulging when they don’t have to work the next day, or waiting until they get a high paying career before starting an expensive coke habit.

        It may just be an issue of impulse control among blacks which creates the perceived out of control drug problems in their communities. It may just be that the white capacity to think long term gives them a much higher threshold before substance abuse starts to mess up their lives.

    • 1stworlder

      They are trying their best to do credentialism like that but people keep busting teachers for altering standardized tests.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Altering standardized tests is the only way you can get the majority of them to pass. You cannot place the mental equivalent of a rock in a desk and expect it to become the next Sigmund Freud.

    • Brian

      Yes, and the drug-war-as-new-jim-crow crowd never wants to acknowledge that the drug convictions act as a ‘honey-pot’, getting dangerous, stupid sorts off the streets _before_ they can do something else that’s stupid and dangerous, like armed robbery or murder. These idiots actually think that if Jamal wasn’t locked up for coke dealing, he’d be out curing cancer.

  • Tom Thumb

    Most likely, blacks who don’t graduate HS do go to prison in high numbers, but I don’t think those numbers have much to do with schooling. It has all to do with their inability to function in the society they exist in. As for Whites who don’t graduate, I think many of them go to prison as well. But many more become useful citizens at some level. Same with the Whites who do some prison time. There’s the difference. Very few blacks can be thought of as useful in any manner.

    • John R

      The unemployment rate of Whites who are ex-cons is lower than that of blacks with no criminal record. Bottom line: Whites are better citizens, even when we skew the results by comparing the worst Whites with the best blacks.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I know a white high school dropout in his 20s. He is employed as a manager at a fast food restaurant. He worked his way up from the bottom to get that position, and though he still doesn’t make much, he has no criminal record and is supporting himself.

      Whites are just better (on average) at figuring out how to survive in society and how to get and keep a job. It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that even among high school dropouts, whites generally still do better than blacks. They do better at every educational level.

      Whites also seem to understand the consequences getting a criminal record can have on your employment prospects better than blacks. I doubt most blacks even think about this until they go to fill out their first job application and find out that there’s a question about it (by which time a decent portion of them have already racked up a criminal record).

      • Lagerstrom

        Some of the smartest people I have met have dropped out of high school.

        • Tom Thumb

          most of the smartest people I know are stupid…

    • Alucard_the_last

      This can be solved with a good whipping instead of going to jail where negroes have fambly and high school drop out reunions.

  • JohnEngelman

    Just because black high school dropouts tend to end up in prison does not mean that they would be less likely to become convicted felons if we could get them to stay in school.

    Professional basketball players tend to be tall. Nevertheless, playing basketball does not cause someone to become tall.

    There is a correlation between dropping out of high school and going to prison because high school dropouts and convicts tend to have low IQ’s and high testosterone.

    Keeping black dropouts in high school would make black high schools less manageable than they already are.

    • Georgia Boy

      It’s designed to perpetuate the liberal article of faith that every complicated social problem is caused by lack of education, and will be solved through more education.

      • Brady

        They don’t believe in education, they believe in vocational training and political indoctrination. They call it education, but it isn’t.

      • 1stworlder

        I had some serious schadenfreude when Warren Buffets son gave up trying to teach blacks farming at the level of 2000years ago Rome, because he realized they couldn’t do it without whitey there.

    • Bossman

      Low IQ and high testosterone are a bad combination for this post-industrial age. I really don’t know what the answer is to the young-black-male problem.

      • JohnEngelman

        I recommend an end to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, free abortion on demand, more and longer prison sentences under harsher conditions, and more executions.

        • Bossman

          In other words, you would tighten the screws until they disappeared. That is very inhumane.

          • JohnEngelman

            Blacks who are born to married couples, and who obey the law would do fine under my system.

          • 1stworlder

            Why should I pay for Laskanka’s 21 illegitimate crack babies, if I never touched her? We our paying for our own disposesion.

          • Aren’t they currently tightening the screws until we disappear? Whites and northeast Asians are reproducing at well below the replacement rate.

        • Anon

          Did that work in the past? How about Jim Crow? Apartheid? Slavery?
          I recommend ethnic cleansing of all blacks and execution of anyone who feeds them. With serious consideration given to overt genocide of all negros. For their collective crimes against white people….the millions of victims they have already taken….I sentence the entire race to death, essentially. And feel, quite strongly, that is just and moral.

      • John R

        You don’t? I do: It was called the JIM CROW system, and it worked out fine. We just have to come to grips with the idea that, after fifty years, the Great American Social Experiment is over, and the results are in.

      • Anon

        Blacks have average testosterone and are mentally defective, not just “less smart” than other races.
        The myth that high testosterone makes a person violent comes from so called “roid rage”. What is the mechanics of the anger, depression and mood swings associated with steroid use? It has to do with the fact that male and female hormones are the same thing, just shaped differently. And “steroids”…artificial hormones and the like are changed randomly in a person’s body. You know what happens to a steroid user who doesn’t use special anti-cancer drugs that work by blocking specific hormones? They grow breasts (bitch tits). That absolutely does not happen if you consume real testosterone by say, consuming goat testicles (like the greeks did) and the like or, more likely, consuming lots of precursors to testosterone (ie meat) and let your body create it naturally. Steroid users and “roid rage” are essentially experiencing PMS…..just like a pimply teenage girl, growing breasts and other signs of being a woman….cough.
        Men who have high testosterone, for real, are calm, cool, collected and feel empowered. It’s little bitches who fly off the handle, feel small, threatened and “dissed” over the smallest things.
        Quite frankly, you’ve been brainwashed. You think, blacks are larger, stronger, more virile and have larger penises than you (all lies). The TV tricked you into thinking you are less of a man. Then it tricked you again into thinking part of the EVIL blacks do is related to being manly….especially being sexual or sexually potent.
        Figure it out.

        • paendragon

          NO, actual scientific studies prove it’s the melanin which does it – it makes people more libertine and sexually permissive; when Whites are injected with it, they start acting just like Blacks. If there were developed some sort of melanin-blocker brain chemical to interfere with it’s affects on the brain, the problem would disappear entirely.

      • johningermany

        segregation.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Answer is: put estrogen in the grape drank.

    • Even the dimwits who stay in “skoo” and graduate tend to emerge overflowing with “self esteem”, but without any marketable skills at all. That’s not quite the “kiss of death” when it comes to entering a criminal lifestyle, but it certainly helps.

    • Anon

      How many trillions of dollars has been spent, even though everyone has known that all along.

  • Keeping the black male in high school won’t change a thing, other than make life even more miserable for the white, Asian, and Hispanic students who share the school grounds with them. Black male genes plus the dysfunctional hip-hop culture is a life sentence for many of them.
    The only problem I have with blacks in prison is the high cost of incarceration. There must be a cheaper way of keeping them under control. In Alabama prisons they must work. That helps pays keep the taxpayer solvent. Sentencing more of them to death after a quick trial is what needs to happen, but that damn Supreme Court …

    • Who Me?

      Sentencing them to death is all well and good, but they (and everyone else) knows they have a better chance of dying of old age before the justice system ever gets around to executing them. Texas was doing pretty good there while back. The limp-wristed governor of Washington State has declared that no executions will be carried out here as long as he’s governor…I hope we voters will have a chance to fix that little problem soon.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Incarceration is expensive, but there are ways we could lower the cost if the political will were there. We could:

      -Expand the tent jail system (this was invented by Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a response to prison overcrowding, but it lowers the cost of upkeep per inmate too)
      -Stop paying for cable television in prison
      -Stop paying for internet and computers in prison (yes, some do)
      -Stop paying for inmates to get college credits while behind bars
      -Stop paying for GED classes for inmates (they had their chance to get a high school education already and blew it; the taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for this multiple times)
      -Stop offering any rehabilitative programs that are not proven to reduce
      recidivism
      -Purchase all prison food from the cheapest producers possible (while still maintaining health and safety standards)
      -Implement work programs in all prisons/jails
      -Allow one (1!) appeal for inmates on death row. If this appeal fails, that is it.
      -Implement a law that requires all death row inmates to be executed within one year of their original sentencing date (it is during this time that they can make their appeal)

      Anyway, there’s a lot of things we could do to lower the cost of prison upkeep, I just felt like brainstorming a few.

      • In the federal prison system, completion of a GED is mandatory for any inmate who has not graduated high school. Not doing so constitutes “failure to cooperate in a program assignment” and results in both a disciplinary write-up (a “shot”) and loss of good time.

        The food we ate was pretty cheap. I remember working on the kitchen’s loading dock one morning in late 2002 unpacking cases of frozen chicken marked “For zoo animals only. Not for human consumption.” I didn’t care, so long as it was cooked thoroughly. I must admit, however to a strange inclination after dinner to lay with my mouth open and let the birds peck the scraps out from between my teeth.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Yeah, I know it is, and I think it’s a very well-intentioned requirement, but it can’t change the IQ of a prisoner any more than going to high school changes a regular person’s IQ, and I doubt it increases their employability by any large margin (though I could be wrong about that).

          I would not feed prisoners zoo food, though. If I ran a prison system, my prisoners would eat food made for humans. It would be the cheapest food available, though.

          • tlk244182

            I imagine a near future in which significant numbers of law-abiding White men will be political prisoners. Perhaps now is not the time to advocate draconian austerity measures. (Note to self: if I’m ever imprisoned, don’t eat the chicken.)

          • KevinPhillipsBong

            I swear I received some “zoo chicken” from the local Chinese derivirry-guy the other night. (Note to self: don’t forget to claim credit for the coming “zoo chicken” meme.)

          • That wasn’t chicken.

          • Grantland

            Don’t you find it odd that veterinary and abortion clinics always seem to locate themselves near Chinese restaurants? No doubt they like the convenience of the take-aways.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            That may be possible, though I certainly hope such a future does not come to pass. But I don’t think anything I’ve advocated is truly “draconian”. I would not even force the prisoners to work if they did not want to, and taking away their cable television is hardly a harsh measure.

            I would also not advocate giving prisoners food that does not meet safety or heath standards. If I ran the prison system, it would not be barbaric. They’d even still receive health care (except for frivolities like sex reassignment surgeries).

          • A GED probably improves an ex-con’s employment prospects, which may – depending on the individual – help prevent him from violating the terms of his supervision after release. The study work involved also keeps them busy, so they cause less trouble for guards, staff and other inmates.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            Studying is certainly a good thing for inmates to be focused on. I’m still not convinced it’s worth the taxpayer’s money to pay for classes for the inmates, since many (if not most) cannot benefit from it, but for those who genuinely want to learn and improve their station in life, some form of educational opportunity might be worth it, even if only personal studying.

            Perhaps some of the local college students enrolled in the corrections major (or anything similar) could do some tutoring; it would acquaint them with the reality of what prisoners are like (many corrections majors are starry-eyed liberals who think they’re going to change the world) and would be cheaper than hiring a real teacher.

          • Puggg

            Oh yes, the “I’m gonna make a difference” crowd. This is a serious problem in departments that have to patrol a lot of misbehaving minorities. The early 20s rookies who think that they single handedly are going to “make a difference” in the lives of “yoofs.” The vets just laugh at them, and it doesn’t take them long for the dreamy attitude to go away.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I met one of them the other day, and a woman at that (which is what gave me the idea that they should actually meet some prisoners before graduating). I can only hope she doesn’t end up getting raped or killed someday by one of the “youths” she wants to help so badly.

          • Puggg

            Sad to say those types, the “I’m gonna make a difference” kind of rookie cops, are the ones that tend to get murdered in the line of duty. For that reason.

          • I think it was worthwhile because it gave them something honest on which to focus.

        • thomasdosborneii

          Seriously, they’re serving zoo animal food to prisoners? That’s going too far. What is the difference, exactly, between zoo animal food and food “not for human consumption”? Prisoners may have committed a crime, but they are still human and most of them are going to be getting out after a while and attempting to live productive lives. They should be receiving a healthy and balanced diet. Guys on death row, not so much, but then, I don’t understand the reason for them to be kept in prison for years and years and years, only to be executed later. If they receive the death penalty, then execute them after the end of all appeal possibilities. Otherwise, what really IS the point?

        • KevinPhillipsBong

          I wanna hang with you, brah. You’ve always got good stories.

      • Hallie Eva

        More prohibition suggestions:
        -Stop tax paid sexual reassignment surgeries for gender identity disordered/homosexual inmates.
        -Stop expensive sleep studies for inmates [even those on death row] with “sleep apnea.” [San Quentin transports such inmates over the Richmond San Rafael Bridge via van to a sleep lab.]
        -No gym or work-out equipment

        • I disagree with the last to some extent. Long-term inmates who do not exercise develop expensive health problems that the prison infirmary or hospital must address, on the taxpayers’ dime. In order that the focus be on aerobic exercise, rather than simply “bulking up”. I agree that free weights and weight machines should be abolished. Many corrections departments have already done exactly that.

          • Hallie Eva

            MCS, that is why I said no “equipment,” which too easily can become a weapon.
            I have seen prisoners doing pushups in their cells or on the exercise grounds. Nothing but their bodies required for a good cardio workout.

          • That’s the way we did it. I’m skinny, but I can still do 75 push-ups, or stand on my hands against a wall and do 15 verticals. Mostly though, Dangerous Dan the Machinegun Man and I walked around the track and talked about engines and transmissions.

      • evilsandmich

        Need a fake war and a foreign legion of some sort to dump them all into.

  • dd121

    They just weren’t meant to be a part of a post-industrial, intelligence-favoring 21st century society.

    • Hank Williams

      Or post agrarian.

    • Tom Thumb

      Bingo. They were doing pretty well until the third decade of the 20th century. That’s when they left the farms in droves and landed up in the ghettos we see today. The difference now is those ghettos now don’t even have the industries they had in the 30s. Blacks are more or less done in this society. The only thing holding the illusion of black success together anymore is a massive federal governmental presence in every level of society.

    • TruthBeTold

      It’s the chicken and egg scenario.

      The ‘progressive’ left believes a high school diploma would keep them out of prison.

      I would say a high school education would make little difference for most of them. Their nature excludes social advancement.

      • It’s a selection bias: the sort of person who can not think well enough about the long term to stay in school also isn’t likely to think well enough in advance to avoid serious legal trouble. That HuffPo writer is mistaking correlation for causality in his article.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Yes. Our society is a particularly harsh one for anyone with a low-IQ, poor impulse control, and low future-time orientation, and blacks unfortunately don’t do well on any of these metrics, on average.

      • The fact that we have television ads 24/7 showing amazing things that will “transform our lives” certainly doesn’t help with blacks’ non-existent impulse control. When they see YT with something YT saved up to buy, they go from zero to “gibs me dat shiny ting, honkey” in seconds. After all, they see it on TV, and presto: dey gots ta be haben dat!

  • Ronald

    This may be simply a matter of the chicken or the egg hucksterism. These “studies” are made to convince the observer to believe that, when Africans drop out of school, it leads to being imprisoned for criminal activity. Shouldn’t we discard this disproved old fashioned 60s 70s era mythology and begin thinking outside the box? Perhaps Africans who are likely to engage in criminal activities are the most likely group to drop out of school.

    • Georgia Boy

      Chicken or the larva is more like it, trying to tie two things together in your mind that aren’t necessarily related. I’m blaming HuffPo for that by the way, not the Brookings Institution. Amren’s article cut the part where they quoted the guy from the ACLU, but read it and you can see what HuffPo did here. They just 1. cherry-picked the two Brookings facts correlating crime to poor education, 2. obtained a quote from a liberal outlet about how we need to keep blacks in school longer, 3. put in a chart showing how much prison costs. It’s all designed to make you say to yourself, gee, the solution must be spend less on enforcement, more on schools! Why aren’t we doing that?! But the data don’t say that. Why not correlate it with fatherlessness? Because liberals don’t want to defend traditional family, just more statism, so this is the kind of article you get on Huffpo. Using race to push for what they want anyway.

    • TruthBeTold

      Exactly.

      The left always gets it backwards. They believe diplomas would keep them out of trouble but what they don’t understand is that it’s their nature that drives them into prison.

      We could spend millions and billions but it would have little impact on most.

      • According to the Wikipedia article, the US Department of Education has averaged $60 billion a year over the last five years. We have thus spent hundreds of billions ALREADY with little to no impact.

        • TruthBeTold

          Clearly that isn’t enough!

        • KevinPhillipsBong

          Yeah but the moon is white.

    • thomasdosborneii

      Ronald, you are exactly right, dropping out of high school and engaging in criminal activities in general are exactly the same mindset. Is this meant to be a warning to blacks, “stay in high school or you will end up in prison?” Criminal types don’t use fear of a prison sentence as a block on their criminal behavior, so I can’t see them thinking even further removed to save themselves from prison by getting a high school diploma. (You can save yourself from going to prison by not committing a crime!) Dropping out of school says that they don’t care. They don’t care about learning, they don’t care about improving their job prospects, they don’t care about decent society, and they don’t care about following any rules.

      There are, though, some exceptions to this idea which should not be applied to all black people across the board (or all youth of whatever race). Some would have seemingly “legitimate” reasons for dropping out of school, such as those with great musical or athletic talent–they can start to work right away. Even so, in his autobiography, Quincy Jones (whom I greatly admire for his amazing artistry and business skill), says that as a young teen he was hired by Lionel Hampton to be in his band (a phenomenal and exceptional opportunity), but on Quincy’s first day on the job, Mr. Hampton’s wife saw the young teen on the bus and kicked him off, refusing to let him work for them until he had finished getting his education. This is a great example of how blacks can care for each other and guide their youths into living productive lives. Quincy Jones accepted this advice and went on and got his education (going beyond high school) and ultimately became a much-beloved and immense success in the music industry. I doubt that even with his musical talent that he would ever have been able to achieve what he has achieved if he hadn’t received, and took to heart, Mrs. Hampton’s valuable and caring advice. Where blacks are being hurt is when they don’t live in a community that provides this advice or demonstrates its example, or even with this guidance, they choose to not follow it.

  • Wilmoto

    70 percent of black male dropouts end up in prison….the other 30% avoided getting caught and prosecuted.

  • Ringo Lennon

    Liberalism is blacks major enemy. It encourages them to be lazy and violent. Before liberalism they used to be hard working family people. Ah, those Democrats.

    • Reverend Bacon

      It encourages them to be lazy, violent, and FECUND.

      • Juggernaut3000

        At least if they’re locked up, they’re not reproducing, unless the prison allows conjugal visits. Ted Bundy fathered a child before his date with destiny with old Sparky.

        • Ringo Lennon

          Mr. Current.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Not allowing violent criminals to reproduce is so important. The story a while back where four female prison guards in Baltimore got pregnant by the same inmate shows us one more way they manage to do it. There’s also been problems in the Middle East with Muslim women smuggling their husbands’ sperm out of their prisons and impregnating themselves with it.

          We need to be preventing things like this at all costs.

      • Ringo Lennon

        As for being fecund, their neck and neck with Hispanics in reproducing with the white career woman trailing the field.

    • TruthBeTold

      ‘Progressive’ liberalism filled their minds with unobtainable fantasies that they could be anything they wanted to be if it wasn’t for ‘racism’ and the white man keeping the black man down.

      Now they see their failure as caused by external factors that don’t exist and refuse to accept their limitations.

    • MBlanc46

      Their genes are blacks’ major enemy.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “The costs of incarcerating Americans of all races can be seen below. In
    2010, the country spent about $80 billion to lock people up.”

    And people say crime doesn’t pay. Someone it getting paid big time to build and operate those prisons.

    • JSS

      The prison system is much like the federal reserve in that respect.

    • dcc2379

      The cost of execution the day after the trial, in this light, seems very appealing.

    • “Someone is getting paid big time to build and operate those prisons.”
      –So CAL Snowman

      Funny you should mention that. American Correctional Solutions operates private prisons, and is the fastest-growing privately-held company in the USA, according to “INC Magazine”.

  • Hank Williams

    Our public education system is geared toward preparing and directing all kids to one goal, going to college. But many kids are simply not college material and have no interest in it. But it is politically incorrect to recognize this fact so these kids end up dropping out. What is the point of staying in HS when a HS degree alone is worthless. All public schools especially HS need to offer a vocation education training route for those whom college will not be an option.

    • MBlanc46

      A lot of black males are as uninterested in vocational education as they are in academic education.

      • They’re dumb enough that they think they’re going to hit it big-time as either rappers or “afawetes”, or they aren’t willing to put forth any effort because some cultural Marxist convinced them that whitey owes them a living.

        • MBlanc46

          And everyone they know has lived off whitey, and done so for generations.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        Any kid who isn’t interested in vocational or academic education should simply be allowed to leave, in my opinion.

        Of course, if given unilateral control over our nation’s education system, I’d only give kids the amount of education they can benefit from. Any kid who failed the same grade twice would be kicked out; two chances to pass each grade sounds reasonable to me and the taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for more than that.

        Any parent who got mad about little Jamal or Jose (or Joe, for that matter) not graduating high school because he failed 8th grade twice and couldn’t move on would be free to pay for private education for his child, but it would no longer be the taxpayer’s problem.

        • MBlanc46

          It certainly doesn’t do anyone any good to keep them there beyond a certain point. Fortunately many become chronic truants.

  • Alexandra1973

    And how many of those who do graduate wind up in their special kind of college?

    Too bad you need Facebook to comment, got off that in late 2011. I would have said “so-called white supremacy is not the cause of black behavior.”

    • 1stworlder

      Even if you had facebook you would be blocked if you posted anything that didn’t toe the party line. I saw a funny arcitcle today where gays in NYC where denouncing one of their own for eating at chik fil a

  • JSS

    “That just lets us know that the legacy of white supremacy is still operating in America.”

    That legacy is fading fast. When it’ gone I hope you don’t expect the Chinese and Mexicans to feed you and keep you warm in the winter.

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      They have no idea what’s coming. They are Aesop’s grasshoppers, playing in the sunshine.

  • RisingReich

    Black dropouts have a high likely-hood of going to prison.
    In other news, the sky is blue.

    • TruthBeTold

      But if we spend billions of dollars we can correct this racist injustice!!!

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        We need more studies as well as billions or more dollars in research to get to the root of this perplexing problem. Our President should set up a task force made up of some of our brightest black high school graduate scholars to find out why so many black men have high incarceration rates. And if that doesn’t work, we should mandate that every black chile be admitted, free of charge, to the whitest, high achieving private high schools to be sure that the learnin get done.

  • Visceral

    Commit a crime then get rewarded with three square meals a day, a prison gym membership, a free big house education, sex at night, and 10 hours sleep a night, all on the taxpayers dime.

    Bring back the chain gang.

    • 1stworlder

      Don’t forget all the down low sex they can handle.

  • dave

    They’re going to end up in jail whether they drop out or not. It’s just another excuse they make for these people. Many whites drop out of highschool and they don’t wind up in jail, I guess that’s because of “white privilege”

  • MBlanc46

    So, the sort of black male who drops out of high school tends to be the sort of black male who winds up in prison. I do not find this surprising. Perhaps they’re also the sort who tend to behave in prison in ways that get them put into solitary. It sounds as if those are the people Cornel West should be lecturing, not us.

    • They’re also the ones who violate parole once they’re out of prison, and end up getting sent straight back.

  • John R

    I just glanced over this chart. Note that the incarceration rate of black men, of all educational levels, is higher than White men, who dropped out of high school! So, apparently race is a bigger factor than even education. Let’s add that, given blacks are less likely to graduate than Whites, the more educated blacks are a more exclusive cohort. The White dropouts are really the bottom for Whites. And, let’s of course add, that where most blacks live, police are too busy to lock up people for everything. Bottom line: More evidence (like we needed it) that race is the primary predictor for criminal behavior, more than education and income status.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      yo be raciss!

  • dcc2379

    With the emphasis on graduating students regardless of achievement, this metric will become distorted over time. So will black on white rape.

  • alex

    They think that HS diploma has magical powers. It gives it’s owner instant access to cars, bling and ho’s.
    That’s why albinos in Tanzania are getting killed. Locals think that concoctions and potions made from albino’s body parts will bring prosperity.

    • 1stworlder

      It does with affirmative action. There have been affirmative action tokens that have had to wear signs so people could tell them where to go back to when they got lost.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    No Black man has ever done nuttin’… said every Black person ever. Anyone who sees Black people as a group as anything more than worthless has mental problems.

  • Anon

    Not controlling for school drop out, it’s 1 in 3.

  • Hard to say: perhaps we should ask Michael Jackson.

  • The comment about solitary confinement being “torture” is amusing. It shows a complete lack of understanding that it is only problem inmates – those who are unable to follow the rules even while locked up – who are sent the Special Housing Unit, also known as the “SHU”, the “hole” or solitary. Correctional institutions are not prepared to tolerate their inmates victimizing each other, due to their well-founded concern over the vary large lawsuits that would inevitably result.

    Solitary confinement and other revocations of privileges, such as commissary, telephone and visitation constitute the stick. The carrot for inducing relative docility in inmates consists of time off for good behavior and parole. Cornel West probably thinks every inmate should receive those, regardless of how poorly they behave while locked up.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Great points. I wonder what liberals think we should do with inmates who refuse to stop harming or killing their cellmates? Are we supposed to simply provide them with new ones when they kill or incapacitate the old one?

      It’s like they refuse to acknowledge the fact that many people, particularly in prison, don’t listen to the rules and don’t behave as they should. They won’t accept that some of the most violent criminals can’t be trusted around other people and will kill other people at any given chance.

      • A lot of the ones who weren’t necessarily violent liked to try showing the guards and staff that they were the ones in charge, like by disobeying direct orders: that sort of thing. The way I saw it, that served no purpose. Those guards didn’t care. At the end of each shift, they each got to go home, eat a good dinner, drink a few beers and then sleep with a real woman. Whether N’DeShawntavious is in solitary or general population didn’t matter one bit to them.

        • FeuerSalamander

          Sheee mang! dih’n no tink of dat yo

  • WR_the_realist

    There are two lessons liberals will take from this:

    1. We must decrease the number of blacks dropping out of high school by lowering the standards for graduation even further. This will reduce crime.

    2. We must insist that black high school graduates be hired proportionately to white high school graduates, as anything else is racist, even though the black students had lower standards to graduate.

  • thomasdosborneii

    Wow–BUSTED!

  • Lagerstrom

    A major lack of diversity there dudes!

  • Pro_Whitey

    Well, if prison is so awful for the poor dears, I’d like to give each of them $25,000 and a free ticket to Africa, provided they give up their U.S. citizenship.

  • JJCULLEN

    They ALL belong in prison

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      No! You don’t get it at all! Look, solving this is way too easy. Simply lower the bar for graduating high school. End mandatory attendance to school, eliminate having to pass tests, and simply mail the graduates their diplomas. Presto! No more high prisom incarsration rates, No more raciss priblege!

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      No, they don’t all belong in prison. That would mean having to support them for the rest of their natural lives with hard-earned white taxpayer dollars, which is already a big enough problem with this cohort of prisoners. An even better solution would be shipping all the savages back to Africa where they belong.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Why dey in prisum? Dey din do nuffins!

  • FozzieT

    Why don’t we just start calling prisons “Chocolate High Schools?” Then, we would have no more black high school drop-outs. They would just be school transfers.

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      I would vote for this.

    • Hence Holder’s school-to-prison pipeline simply becomes proud steps to graduation.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    The biggest scandal is that blacks seemingly have a complete unwillingness to admit or even acknowledge there is a problem with THEIR race. It’s always YT’s fault. As long as you can blame all of your failures and faults on somebody else the problem will never be solved.

    • FeuerSalamander

      They are very low IQ, to the point of being retarded, extreme narcissists. Whites need to get to the mental place where they automatically dismiss what a black person may think about anything, they also need to get to the mental place where they automatically dismiss how a black person might feel about anything. They are irrelevant, unproductive, unnecessary, always self serving parasites.

    • Solving their own problems is not their purpose. Their aim is more “gibs me dats”.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    I’d like a major US official to admit that “mandatory sentencing laws” were just a good way to keep ’em from procreating. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you.)

    • Reverend Bacon

      only works if you get them in jail by age 12. When the testosterone kicks in, they rape and they pillage. It’s anyone’s guess which they do first.

  • Alucard_the_last

    The CHOOSE to quit school and CHOOSE to commit crimes. This is a problem of their own making. They see crime, welfare and frivolous lawsuits is legit work. Since so many have a simple, childish outlook, they usually straighten up their life’s (if at all) when they are in their 40’s and have an 18 year old supervisors and then squeal racism..

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  • KevinPhillipsBong

    South Africa does not have enough people in jail – that country should be bright red on the map.

  • Those African countries have low incarceration rates because they don’t have the jails space. They’re criminals are mainly on the loose. Look at Papua New Guinea’s low incarceration rate; does anyone imagine this means that Port Moresby, which according to “The Economist” is the world’s second-least livable city (139 out of 140) has a low crime rate?

  • none of your business

    Black men have a jaw-dropping risk of ending up in prison. Black men who have behaved badly as children and teens have an even higher rate of incarceration than black men who finished high school, got a job, joined the military, occupied a seat in the local community college or refrained from crime.

  • none of your business

    Englemann, end to welfare is excellent, but an end to abortion? Abortion is the only thing that keeps their growth in check. High school separates those who can function at various levels of society from those who cannot. Getting out of bed early am, getting dressed, getting on the bus or walking half a mile, getting to classes and lunch, being able to be with several thousand people for 6 hours without trying to kill someone, these are minimal skills to function in society.

    A lot of blacks don’t have it. It is far better for the schools that they drop out as soon as possible to reduce the assaults, batteries, mayhem and noise caused by black students.

    • FeuerSalamander

      engelman should be ignored, he is an enemy of whites

    • I believe his sentence didn’t parse quite right; he wants free abortion on demand.

  • Ned

    Perhaps a substantial number of Blacks who want out because of the failings of the school systems rather than because of their own weaknesses, are the very Blacks we could communicate with more easily and who could put a damper on the excesses of their less able Black peers?. There is a small percentage of “drop outs” who want “into” something rather than ‘out of” everything—Black and White, and Leonard gets right at this fact. Over several decades the raw facts indicate that such students overall do themselves no harm at all by getting “out/into”. The stats that show the great harm of dropping out obscure this fact by gross aggregation.

  • FeuerSalamander

    The prison rates for blacks that DO graduate from high school are much higher than for other groups as well. This whole story is a shibboleth. Education has nothing to do with it, it is all due to their race.

  • Is that Greenland that’s locking people up? Must have adopted our immigration policies.

    • Why lock someone up in Greenland? It seems to me that taking perps out into the boonies and turning them loose for the polar bears would be cheaper.

  • Tragically black crime is one of the chief causes of stupid charts.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    I love how white haters like Cornel West see a conviction disparity between races and automatically chalk it up to white supremacy. The truth is that few people are arrested solely for doing drugs. More often than not the perpetrator is arrested for another offense (robbery, battery, etc.) and the police find drugs on the perp. It’s likely that there’s a higher percentage of blacks arrested with drugs because there’s a higher percentage of blacks engaging in other criminal activity while on drugs.

  • Jim

    Black Men Who Dropped Out of High School Have Very High Risk of Going to Prison”

    And only half of black males graduate from high school.

  • A Freespeechzone

    It’s the White man’s fault.

  • MartelC

    liberal logic:
    therefore, high school degrees are racist.

    ..but if we give all black males a high school degree, we’ll no longer need prisons.

  • 4321realist

    “70 percent of black male dropouts end up in prison.”

    Yes, among blacks, that’s known as finishing school.

  • The Japanese countryside is also quite pretty, which means I do not believe it is reasonable for 120 million people to live in an area the size of California.

  • John R

    Uhhhh, then you haven’t been following the news much, huh?

  • Puggg

    Don’t put yourself down, at least you got all A’s.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    There is not now nor has there ever been anything wrong with being a janitor, busboy, waitress, bathroom attendant, or garbage man. All are honest professions and highly preferable to being on welfare. Getting a degree is becoming meaningless, because apparently they will give them out to these undeserving, mentally incompetent blacks who probably have trouble tying their own shoelaces each morning.