Racism

San Francisco locks up a higher percentage of members of the African American community than any other county in the [200-county, nationwide] study [by the Justice Policy Institute]. In [San Francisco], 123 people out of every 100,000 are sent to state prison each year for drug offenses. Of those, whites are incarcerated at a rate of 35 per 100,000 white people, while blacks are incarcerated at a rate of 1,013 per 100,000 black people.

‘It is not that San Francisco is sending a lot of people to prison for drug offenses, it is that the people they are sending are black,’ said Jason Ziedenberg, executive director of the institute. ‘An average citizen who uses drugs in San Francisco has a pretty low chance of going to prison, but if you are African American, the chances are fairly high.’

All of which raises an important question, doesn’t it?

Why do liberals and liberal policies discriminate against blacks?

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2007 Business Review -- Common Cents