The US prison system and the judicial processes seem to heavily weighted against blacks and Hispanics. As a start it is worth knowing that the the Hispanics and Blacks are about 12.5% of the US population. But the ratio of Blacks and Hispanics in US prisons is many times higher than their share of the percentage of population.
Statistics show that out of 2.3 million prisoners 40% are black, 35% white, and 20% are Hispanic. These figures relate to both Federal and State prisons. Thus the Blacks and Hispanic make up nearly 60% of the prison population of the USA. thisis way above the national average.
Another fact that has emerged is that in 2005, 8.1% of all black males betweeen the ages of 25-28 were cooling their heels in prisons. This compares to 2.1 for hispanic and only 1.1 for whites. These figures have their own connotation and one can conclude that the black or
. Louisiana is a small state in the US, yet it has a dubious record. Out of its 39,000 prisoners langushing in prisons over 70% are African-American. This is the pcture everywhere. How is it that the black man is more prone to crime ? Perhaps the USA has as yet not exorcised the tag of racial discrimination despite Obama being the President of the USA. He is a black Afro American.
These vast number of black prisoners is a telling reminder of the state of affairs in the USA. In fact many states bar felons from voting. This means that one in 7 blacks has been deprived of the right to vote in the USA. Comparing to India, the USA has miles to go to usher in racial freedom and equality.