NAACP: US Spends Far More On Prisons Than Education

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(FinalCall.com) – A new report from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is critical of America’s “misplaced priorities” in overemphasizing and overfunding the prison industrial complex while underfunding education.

According to NAACP President and CEO Benjamin T. Jealous, excessive spending on incarceration undermines educational opportunities and destabilizes Black communities nationwide.

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3 responses to “NAACP: US Spends Far More On Prisons Than Education

  1. AntBee

    And, it would be great if some black men (and women) stopped doing stuff that they know may lead them to be locked up, and that way there would not be so many black men in the prison/jail system!

    One way we can make sure that we are not in the system is not to do the crime, right?

    We can’t have it both ways!

    If we were indeed in school, and not out using our minds on ways to do something illegal, we just may have the white folks scratching their heads!

    They just may wonder what happened?

    Where are we?

    How come we are not in jail?

    I am not speaking to the majority of hard working black folks who do not commit crimes, I am addressing those who do.

    We need to focus on those issues, and stop with the stats, and then wonder why we are where we are! We can’t continue with the same negative behavior and expect different results!

    Black folks WAKE UP!

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