If I had a high school diploma I might be able to wrap my head around the statistics that detail the incarceration rates for African American males. it's some confusing shit like...

In twelve states, between 10 and 15 percent of adult black men are incarcerated.

In ten states, between 5 and 10 percent of black adults are incarcerated.

In twelve states, black men are incarcerated at rates between twelve and sixteen times greater than those of white men.

In fifteen states, black women are incarcerated at rates between ten and thirty-five times greater than those of white women.

In six states, black youth under age eighteen are incarcerated in adult facilities at rates between twelve and twenty-five times greater than those of white youth.

The gist of all this is that Black niggers stay getting locked up while white niggers don't get broken off with bids as often.

I'm not here to debate the causes of this shit. America is a racist country. Period. Point blank. White is shook to get on some equality shit because then they might have to get the proverbial shoe put on them as often as the Blacks catch it. White knows that shit ain't no fun. White knows when to get the fuck outta Dodge. These are the same dudes that jetted from the Black plague, the potato famine and that faggy New Wave music from Soft Cell.

*reminds self to play extended version of Tainted Love*

Being Black sucks, yada, yada, yada. I didn't have to watch CNN's Black In America to know this. What is scaring the fuck out of me though is how much the list of people who are have-nots is increasing. It's as if poverty were having an expansion draft. I'm not worried about being the first pick, but in the later rounds I might get selected.

Being poor AND Black is just about the pits. You see how the poor were shot in the back in New Orleans? People were hungry and sick and BlackWater USA was allowed to shoot to kill if you were outside of your home after dark. If the rate of economic disenfranchisement continues at the rate of social disenfranchisement my ass will be getting arrested pretty soon.

*note to XXL managers: send me that check*

My one saving grace that is keeping me and several other African American males from being incarcerated is the fact that DMX tries his damnedest to get arrested every single day.

A few weeks ago Dark Man X was arrested four(4) times in one day. Once in Miami. Then in Arizona. He was extradited to New Mexico on a bench wartrant, and then he was arrested in his sleep while returning to Arizona.

How many motherfuckers can get a warrant while they are asleep? That is how bad ass DMX is. This fool is possibly the most hardbody rapper of all time and I want to personally thank him for being that gully.

Every day the police are out arresting DMX that means that some lucky Black man gets a reprieve from brutality somewhere. That anonymous Black man is free to buy fried chicken wings from his favorite supermarket or chinese kitchen. He is free to enjoy Crystal light Mango Iced Tea from his favorite sippy cup while searching for downloadable video clips of his favorite adult actress(Lauren Phoenix) from his computer station in his parent's basement. All because DMX carries the burden of others on his back.

Not that I'm wishing any ill will on DMX, but at some point the authorities will incarcerate him which will mean that the arrests of regular semi-law abiding Blacks will have to increase again. I know my white understand how statistics and averages work. When that shit happens that DMX is put under the jail I am staying my ass in the fucking house until Mike Tyson shows his face.

iron mike