If we say that there are more African-Americans in the industrial prison complex that were en-slaved in the 1800’s, would it be safe to say that there are more black men in prison than there are in college? Charles Barkely recently made a statement to Bob Costas, “You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college, and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant.”

Do you think Charles is right or wrong in his statement by the number of black men that he thinks are in college as compared to those in jail? The difference I can tell you is about 600,000.