The Male Black-White Disparity in Incarceration by Education from 1960 to 2010

. . . the considerable economic progress among black men between 1940 and 1980 has halted, and in many cases reversed. A major driver of this shift has been the rise of more punitive treatments for criminal offenders, resulting in skyrocketing incarceration rates. These changes "have had a much larger impact on black communities than white communities because arrest rates have historically been much greater for blacks than whites," the authors write. [Read more]