A good friend of mine sells and installs iron bars on doors and windows. He doesn't have to do much advertising because he gets plenty of call-ins for his service. Over 99% of his customers are in predominantly black neighborhoods. Why do you think his customer base doesn't reflect the racial breakdown of the population? Is there something different about the predominantly black neighborhoods that would result in them needing burglar bars anymore than other neighborhoods?
they ain't out to get you:
Texas CPS data show strong racial disparities
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>>Black children in the Houston area are three times more likely to be removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system than children in white or Hispanic families [even though they represent only 18% of the population]. Statewide, blacks are more than twice as likely to end up in the child welfare system, though experts say national data show that black parents are no more likely to abuse their children. "These numbers are staggering," said counselor Greg Baines, who belongs to a group that has picketed Child Protective Services and family courts demanding answers. "The system is a predator, and it preys upon those individuals who can least defend themselves." <<
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