“But Why Can’t There Be Any Black Hobbits?”

Have you heard the oft-repeated complaint from anti-racists that “black people are over-represented in prison”? One article I found as an example begins, “For a while now, we’ve known that black men are more likely to end up in prison than white men. Why isn’t this changing?” MediaMatters.org whines about it too. The people who say this deny that it’s because there are more black criminals than white criminals, or, to put it less “offensively,” that criminals are “over-represented” in the Read more […]