Elizabeth Gates, the daughter of Henry Louis Gates, describes what she saw at the beer summit.
Twice she mentions the following:
There are more black men in prison than in college and literally thousands of black men are arrested across this country each day.
As my father said on the plane yesterday morning on our way to the White House, “there are approximately 800,000 black men in prison and on July 16, 2009, I simply became one of them.”
As noted in an earlier post it’s not accurate to simply state the figures as to the number of black men in prison and leave it at that. The more important question is why is that the case? Again, you can read Heather Mac Donald for the all-important facts.