Race Trumps Wealth: Affluent Black Kids Have Better Odds of Being Incarcerated Than the Poorest Whites, Study Says

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Atlanta Black Star

"[A] new study finds that Blacks are more likely than whites to go to prison at all socioeconomic levels, and poor white kids have a smaller chance of being incarcerated than more affluent Blacks, indicating that race is a factor in who ends up behind bars. The study — authored by Khaing Zaw and William Darity Jr. of Duke University and Darrick Hamilton of the New School — examines the links between race, wealth and incarceration, acknowledging that mass incarceration disproportionately impacts African-Americans, and that imprisonment is the new de facto form of segregation in America."

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