Mass Incarceration has Masked Inequality

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Study finds black men are no better off today than they were in 1965.

“The growth of incarceration rates among black men in recent decades combined with the sharp drop in black employment rates during the Great Recession have left most black men in a position relative to white men that is really no better than the position they occupied only a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965,” Cornell economist Armin Rick and University of Chicago economist Derek Neal, The Washington Post – Feb. 26.