I was born in 1975.
An African American male born in 1975 and who didn’t finish high school has a nearly 70 percent chance of serving jail time by his mid-thirties. That’s 53 percentage points higher than a white male born in the same year who also lacks a high school diploma.
What is it in our laws that created this?
What is it in our culture that makes this acceptable?
An African American child whose father didn’t complete high school has a 50 percent chance of seeing her father incarcerated by the time she’s 14.
This is an unfortunate reality in our society. It is a generation affecting issue.
I will be looking for ways to make a difference.