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Black Men In Jail Outnumbering Slaves In 1850?

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I began reading this NewsOne.com story earlier this morning and wrestled with sharing this info with our listeners.  After a couple of hours I felt as if the information was extremely interesting and could be something we could learn from.

While comparisons between the U.S. prison system and American slavery have long been made, the relationship is even more stark when you examine the numbers.

According to U.S. Bureau of Justice estimates, as of 2008 more than 846,000 black men were in U.S. prisons, constituting 40.2 percent of all inmates in the system.

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