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Poor White Kids Less Likely to Be Jailed Than Rich Black Kids

A new study found that, in the last few decades, rich black kids have been more likely to go to prison than poor white kids. A trio of researchers from the New School and Duke University examined data from 1979 onward and discovered that about 2.7 of the poorest white young people went to prison, while nearly 10 percent of the affluent young black people studied ended up incarcerated at some point.