I don't know if she has done a response to this article but I have seen her refute it's first argument before elsewhere. I think it was something to do with behaviour in court not being taken into account for the study of sentence length differences. The point about blacks more often being freed due to being falsely convicted seems weak too. It could also mean that innocent non-blacks are being neglected when it comes to freeing the innocent and aren't released as much. But it is an interesting statistic.

As for the Asian thing, I think the author missed the point of what RM was trying to say. She was showing that America doesn't have a white supremacy based oppressive system. There isn't a system preventing POC from succeeding, because clearly they are succeeding. They aren't being oppressed based solely on skin colour. And considering RM is an Asian immigrant, I'm pretty sure she is familiar with the requirments and difficulties. Its sad how the author says she has been ignoring RM, because if she didn't she might have known stuff like that.

Thanks, Armadillo. I see the value of your points, and similar thoughts crossed me as well. I was engaged by the article I posted merely because unlike so much of the drivel we have to read from the other side, this time, they actually endeavoured to use numbers and what seemed to me at least somewhat sound analysis to put forth a point. Nevertheless, I wanted a response due mainly to the first point, the part about the gross difference between sentencing being attributed almost solely to racism on the part of the sentence-giver, and your input is much appreciated. Could you please direct me to her response to it, or perhaps an analysis of the study that showed it lacked consideration of other important factors?

As for the Asian part, I readily agree. A heck of a lot of Asians have made it in the US from scraps, and not because they were already rich. Aside from that, it's clear that even if they were rich, if the system was truly racist, even rich non-whites would be excluded from it. The fact that money speaks louder than race is argument enough against claims of racism, even if such a standard may seem unfair to some.

I tried looking but I couldn't find her response again :/

I think it was on twitter though. I agree with you though, it was nice to see an argument from the left that was backed up with actual evidence and rational. It's too bad that the author wrote it so condisending, because it could have be a good debate.

I saw this article and while back as far as black people being oppressed you only need to look at the school systems in inner cities. They are never properly funded Like schools that have more of a white population. This leads to finding other ways out of their living situations unfortunately that might be crime. With that said my high school was poorly funded and I grew up in a majority white town and my home town is drug infested. To say POC are not oppressed is foolish why aren't their schools funded and after school activities promoted they would be on the west end of Manhattan. Follow that logic to the prison system and ask yourself why is it packed with People of color? There is a reason.

@poguemahone I thought the school thing was due to how the schools are funded? Schools are funded by the municipal level, meaning poor areas get poorly funded schools. I don't disagree that past segration is the cause of black communities being poor. And sadly poverty breeds poverty, so even though there is no oppression now theses areas are still in poverty. A good solution would be to fund schools at the state level.

Schools are funded on a state level the problem is that right wing politicians cut funding to education.

Poor communities need good teachers to go to these schools but because they are under funded they see no point to teach there

@poguemahone Actually they are funded by multiple levels, including federal. But a large part comes from the local taxpayers. So some get a lot of local funding while others get little and have to get by with just the state/federal funding. But yes, equal funding to all schools would likely help with the economic difference between black and white communities.