According to the National Review Online, this just in from Senator John Edwards:
'Pretty Soon We’re Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population in America.'
Here's an excerpt from the National Review Online article:
Asked about what he could do about "inner-city kids partaking in violence" at the MTV/MySpace Forum yesterday, Democratic candidate John Edwards offered an apocalyptic prediction for young black males:
“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”
Now, compare this to the words of embattled talk show host Bill O'Rielly. Whose comments are more racist?
The National Review Online also posted the real numbers:
In 2005, according to the Census Bureau, there were 864,000 black men in college. According to Justice Department statistics, there were 802,000 in federal and state prisons and jails; between the ages of 18 and 24, however, black men in college outnumber those incarcerated by 4 to 1. In other words, a large percentage of that 802,000 are black men above the age of 24.
In other, other words, John Edwards is wrong and his comments could be construed as racist. Or is he just an ignorant stooge who is steeped in flawed, liberal logic. Again, perception is reality.
Calling all pimps! Jesse? Al?
This sounds a job for the Justice Brothers!