How the War on Drugs Contributes to the ‘1.5 Million Missing Black Men’

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According to the Times, “Black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million. …For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99.”

The primary reasons the 1.5 million men are missing from their communities is because they are behind bars or because of early death, the story noted.

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