Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It's hard out there for more than pimps

From the "We Still Have Work to Do" file:

"By 2004, 50 percent of black men in their 20's who lacked a college education were jobless, as were 72 percent of high school dropouts."

"In 1995, 16 percent of black men in their 20's who did not attend college were in jail or prison; by 2004, 21 percent were incarcerated. By their mid-30's, 6 in 10 black men who had dropped out of school had spent time in prison."

"In the inner cities, more than half of all black men do not finish high school."

From: New York Times, "Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn," 03/20/06


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