October 18, 2019

STUDY: Darker-skinned Blacks more likely to become incarcerated

By Blue Telusma

A new study has confirmed what many have suspected for generations: In this country, the darker your complexion, the more likely you are to end up in prison.

According to Quartz, almost three percent of the American population is in prison, which roughly works out to be almost 700 people incarcerated for every 100,000 residents. As the country with the highest rate of incarcerated people in the world, a third of that population is Black.