As emotional as we can get around issues related to racial injustice and disproportionate incarceration rates, It’s important to look at more objective data so we can understand and argue the facts separate from emotion (as much as we can, that is). This article has a ton of statistics that are great for helping make your case when you’re debating current events, and has a lot of helpful links to more information as well.
Excerpt from Baltimore’s Lost Generation by Derrick Clifton:
“And as information cited by the Center for American Progress highlights, black women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated. With black (and brown) people disproportionately targeted for police stops, searches, the use of force, or arrests, it’s virtually undeniable that the criminal justice system remains riddled with racial disparities.”