Blacks In College, Blacks In Jail

In light of how it’s not true and all, John Kerry should probably stop telling people that “We’ve got more African Americans in jail than we do in college.” I think the factoid he’s looking for is that there are more African-American men incarcerated than in college. Alternatively, I’m pretty sure that there are more African-Americans “in the system” (i.e., in jail, in prison, on parole, or on probation) than there are in college.

UPDATE: I see that the Gadflyer was on the case with the correct males-only factoid a while back.