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Nearly 50 Percent of Black Men Have Been Arrested by 23

The latest horrifying statistic from the American criminal justice system. 
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Up until now, the most shocking statistic about the American criminal justice system was this: we house 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the world's prisoners.

Here's a stat that's even more troublesome: By age 23, nearly 50 percent of America's black males, 44 percent of Hispanic males, and 38 percent of white males have been arrested.