In 1980, an African-American was equally likely to be either living in a college dorm or living in prison. Not anymore. In the last twenty-six years, we have made remarkable progress.
Today, the Census Bureau will release a study showing that American blacks are more than three times as likely to live in prison than in a college dorm.
And the study has more good news as well. Hispanic Americans in 1980 were more likely to live in college dorms than in prison. Now, there are 2.7 Hispanics in prison for every Hispanic in a college dorm.