Ivory Toldson discovers that, contrary to popular belief, there are far more black males in college than prison. He thinks the myth has perverse effects:
Consider this: If all 1,127,170 black males who were enrolled in undergraduate programs in 2010 eventually graduated, the total number of black males with college degrees would increase by 71 percent, nearly achieving parity with white males. However, we will not sufficiently support black male college students — nor college-bound students — if we simply keep perpetuating the myth that juxtaposes their needs with those of black males in the criminal-justice system.
(Hat tip: Bouie)