The Black Lives We Aren't Talking About

In 2010, Dr. John Rich, a renowned academic at Drexel and McCarthur "Genius" awardee told a group of reporters what anyone who has spent time in any American metropolis already knows; that the leading cause of death for black men ages 15 - 24 is homicide. Despite only making up 13% of the entire U.S. population, African Americans accounted for 45% of the 12,253 homicides committed in the U.S. in 2013. 2013 is not an anomaly either, in 2012 African Americans accounted for 50% of 12,765...

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