"Let’s start with the facts. The horrible facts:
➤If current trends continue, one in four black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during their lifetime. This is an unspeakable tragedy.
➤Blacks are imprisoned at six times the rate of whites.
➤People of color are incarcerated, policed and sentenced to death at significantly higher rates than their white counterparts.
➤One in every 15 African-American men is incarcerated, compared to one in every 106 white men.
➤A report by the Department of Justice found that blacks were three times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop, compared to white motorists.
➤African-Americans are twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.
➤African-Americans make up two-fifths of confined youth today.
➤African-American women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated.
➤Once convicted, black offenders receive longer sentences (10 percent longer) than white offenders for the same crimes.
➤Thirteen percent of African-American men have lost the right to vote due to felony convictions.
Read all of Senator ' remarks at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference July 25th here: https://goo.gl/9BjruQ
Here is Bernie speaking on his civil rights record, and the importance of addressing economic issues that heavily impact the African American community.
#civilrights #blacklivesmatter #mydailybernie
- William A. Wirt High School1982
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