Nicholas Kristof sounds off about our absurd priorities that funds incarceration instead of school and health care.
Did you know a black boy born today has a one-in-three chance of serving time in prison? That's right, not arrested, but prison. It wasn't that way a generation ago. It's not crime. Crime hasn't gone up (it's gone down). It's the war on drugs.
If one-in-three-white men served prison time, the war on drugs would have ended yesterday.