I thought I would share this with you all. On Father’s Day, I was having an interesting conversation with an AHH staffer that was unhappy with the perception of Black men, in particular Black fathers. So, our convo continued into stats, welfare and college. Later, I found this online and thought I would share it and how it clearly shows that stats don’t always (if ever) tell the true story. Ice Cube once asked, ““Why more niggas in the pen than in college?” Ice Cube queried on “N***a You Love To Hate.” Here are some answers.
1.86 million: Total population of Black men aged 18-24
465,000: Black men aged 18-24 enrolled in college
195,500: Black men aged 18-24 in prison or jail
37: Percent of black men high school grads aged 18-24 enrolled in college
25: Percent of black men aged 18-24 enrolled in college
10.5: Percent of black men aged 18-24 in prison or jail