More Racist Rhetoric From Hussein

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    “If crime revives as an issue, it will be through liberal complaints about something that has reduced the salience of the issue—the incarceration rate. And any revival will be awkward for Barack Obama... Last July, Obama said ‘more young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities.’ Actually, more than twice as many black men 18-24 are in college as there are in jail. Last September he said, ‘We have a system that locks away too many young, first-time, nonviolent offenders for the better part of their lives.’ But Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute... notes that from 1999 to 2004, violent offenders accounted for all of the increase in the prison population... Obama sees racism in the incarceration rate: ‘We have certain sentences that are based less on the kind of crime you commit than on what you look like and where you come from.’ Indeed, in 2006, blacks, who are less than 13 percent of the population, were 37.5 percent of all state and federal prisoners. About one in 33 black men was in prison, compared with one in 79 Hispanic men and one in 205 white men. But Mac Donald cites studies of charging and sentencing that demonstrate that the reason more blacks are disproportionately in prison, and for longer terms, is not racism but racial differences in patterns of criminal offenses... James Q. Wilson, America’s premier social scientist, notes that ‘the typical criminal commits from 12 to 16 crimes a year (not counting drug offenses)’ and Wilson says that 10 years of scholarly studies ‘have shown that states that sent a higher fraction of convicts to prison had lower rates of crime, even after controlling for all of the other ways—poverty, urbanization, and the proportion of young men in the population—that the states differed. A high risk of punishment reduces crime. Deterrence works.’ It works especially on behalf of blacks, who are disproportionately the victims of crimes by black men.” —George Will
     
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    Suppose one day someone woke up and put the likes of Enron, Worldcom, or you name it corporate criminal in jail rather than the drug addict or pusher, would that be something or what.

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    Ironic that you call him Hussein, and then shout racism.
     
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    I thought we had Hussein hung, over in baghdad.
     
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    Funny that with all the guys around, not one has opined about the numbers of males v females, regardless of race, in college. Not one has looked at graduation rates.

    If I was of an activist bent, that is where I'd be heading. Males are being not only discriminated against, but vilified.
     
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    Absolutely. And anyone with boys in that age group (college/high school) knows it.

    Though I think it's getting better, incrementally, over the last couple of years.
     
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    What exactly is keeping them out?
     
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    I go to a school that's 65% women, and you'll NEVER hear me complain :eusa_drool:
     
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    Lack of scholarships combined with the antipathy of the system and the refusal to cope with anything that even remotely resembles white male hetero behavior.

    The school my boys went to gave a huge majority of all the scholarly accolades over a period of about 5 years to females, despite the fact that boys outnumbered girls. They have a daycare center at the school...but if boys get into any trouble at all they're labeled and funnelled right out of the system.

    It's horrible.
     
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    Odd. Maybe the girls just did better academically. If boys get in trouble... you mean if they get pregnant?

    I see that it's the white male's turn to play the victim card. Perhaps we need affirmative action to step in and help them out.
     

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