“black male offenders have received sentences that are nearly 20 percent longer than those imposed on white males convicted of similar crimes”
I’m sure to unravel this mystery, one only needs to determine exactly how “similar” the circumstances are.
TRANSLATION: To the disgruntled, the status quo means being kept in poverty, subjugated and marginalized while others are elevated and prosper.
(Needless to say, they have no idea how democracy works---and how all of our rights contribute to the creation of wealth and one's social status.
Absent from neighborhood grousing is that some people are simply smarter than other people---thus, they advance and prosper within the framework of freedom.
Others take the easy way out and turn to crime---that's why they're in jail.)
Don’t forget sentencing takes into account criminal history...not sure this “study” screenesd “similar” crimes to account for differeing criminal histories.
Most likely more blacks are repeat offenders, and therefore, as a repeat offender get a longer sentence for a “similar crime.”
Perhaps blacks get harsher sentences because they are REPEAT OFFENDERS. Many times over.