Graph of the Day for September 18, 2009

Randall Hoven
"Obama shows an ability to transcend race."  The Boston Globe in 2007. 

"She is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there is a reaction."  Barack Obama in 2008, speaking of his grandmother. 

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly... there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.  That's just a fact."  Barack Obama in 2009. 

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Source: Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics


Hoven's Index for September 18, 2009


Lifetime chances of a black person going to prison:  18.6%.


Lifetime chances of a white person going to prison: 3.4%.


Source:  DOJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics  

"Obama shows an ability to transcend race."  The Boston Globe in 2007. 

"She is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there is a reaction."  Barack Obama in 2008, speaking of his grandmother. 

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly... there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.  That's just a fact."  Barack Obama in 2009. 

graph


Source: Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics


Hoven's Index for September 18, 2009


Lifetime chances of a black person going to prison:  18.6%.


Lifetime chances of a white person going to prison: 3.4%.


Source:  DOJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics